In Etna, Pennsylvania, reports say a 61 year-old man named Ralph Shields went for a walk last Wednesday evening, as was his wont, with his dog, Primo. He didn’t come home. His brother, who lived with him, woke up the next morning and realized that that Mr. Shields had not returned — and neither had his dog.
He is said to have called Mr. Shields’ lady friend, Tracy Eschenbeaugh, and they then decided to attempt to retrace the man’s steps on his usual walk. Eventually, they encountered the dog, who led them to Mr. Shield’s body, which was visible in a creek at the bottom of a muddy 25-foot embankment.
The dog had obviously stayed all night watching over his owner’s body.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed.