Muskogee Street Workers Find Dog Carrying Human Hand, Remains Identified

Officers say a body was found near this scene. Photo Courtesy

Muskogee police investigate after a dog finds and drops a human hand in one of the city's neighborhoods.

According to, police were called to 12th Street after the dog retrieved the hand. Officers located the body it belonged to close by.

Police told Muskogee Now that the body is indeed a human, but can't yet determine race or age.

"We think it's a man," said Pedro Zardeneta to reporters. "But animals have gotten to the body so we're not sure yet."

City street department workers reportedly found a dog with human remains in its mouth. The dog ran to a residence on the street.

KTUL has calls to Muskogee Police for further details on the investigation. Stay with for further updates.

Muskogee Police have positively identified the remains as 46-year-old Ronald E. Sanders.

The investigation continues as cause of death is still unknown.

Sanders has been missing since August 2.