Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs.
The Coos County district attorney’s office says 70-year-old Terry Vance Garner never returned after he set out to feed his animals Wednesday on his farm near the Oregon coast.
A family member later found Garner’s dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure, but most of his remains had been consumed.
The district attorney’s office said in a statement Monday that it’s possible Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals before he was killed. But criminal activity has not been ruled out.
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Authorities estimate the hogs weigh 700 pounds. The DA’s office says one hog had either bitten or been aggressive with Garner previously.