The loyal canine companion of a man allegedly killed by his hunting partner guarded his owner's body for more than one week after his brutal murder, according to a statement by the regional branch of the Investigative Committee in the Kemerovo region on Monday.
According to investigators, the dog's barking attracted a mushroom picker, who discovered on Saturday the decomposing body of a 30-year-old man who had allegedly been stabbed to death on Sept. 5.
The suspect and the victim are thought to have quarreled in their vehicle as they headed to the woods. The suspect repeatedly stabbed his 30-year-old hunting partner with a knife, hid the body under some brush and left the scene in the victim's vehicle, investigators allege.
The 48-year-old suspect was taken into custody Sunday as investigators began to examine the circumstances surrounding the crime, the Investigative Committee reported.