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Unsolved Idaho Murders Haunted by Heinous Animal Crime Weeks Earlier

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Police in Idaho are working overtime this week in order to solve the case of the brutal and shocking murder of 4 college students in Moscow, Idaho, and townsfolk are beginning to wonder if a previously heinous incident not far away may have had something to do with it.

Weeks ago, just three miles from where the horrific murders took place, a truly awful discovery was made by dog owners who were out looking for their beloved pet.

A dog was found filleted and skinned weeks before four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death, leaving some locals to fear that the two crimes are connected, according to a new report.

Buddy, a 12-year-old mini Australian shepherd, was found skinned head to tail Oct. 21 after his owners, Jim and Pam Colbert, let him out in the backyard in Moscow, Idaho, according to the Daily Mail.

“We called the sheriff’s department and the supervisor said that Buddy had been skinned,” his shaken owner, Pam, 78, told the news site.

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The scene was gruesome, to say the least.

“It was like a deer that someone had hunted. They cut him around the neck and just skinned him. His little legs had fur and his little face had fur, but the rest of him was just skinned,” she continued.

The incidents have ignited a great deal of fear in town.

“Everybody is very nervous and scared,” Pam said of her dog’s killing and the quadruple homicide. “This is something awful and evil.”

The couple, who have lived in their home on 10 acres for 39 years, started locking their doors for the first time after Buddy’s death.

Police have not suggested that the two events were related, but it would be surprising to find out that they aren’t exploring the possibility.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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