The body of a reclusive British woman was “gnawed and eaten” by her starving pets after she died, according to a coroner’s inquest.
By the time British police discovered the body of Janet Veal, she’d apparently been dead for as long as three months. Her house made for a grim scene, littered with the carcasses of numerous pet cats and dogs that had been confined in the house and died of apparent starvation.
But then investigators discovered something worse: Veal’s remaining cats had survived by feeding on her corpse.
“Certain parts of Mrs. Veal’s body were missing and had… effectively been gnawed and eaten away by the animals,” Coroner Keith Wiseman said in Southampton Coroner’s Court.
Sure they waited until she was dead. Uh-huh. Sure.