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Case ID: 8111
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: dog (non pit-bull), bird (pet), captive exotic
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Friday, Sep 30, 1994

County: District of Columbia

Disposition: Not Charged

Person of Interest: Robert K. Boggs

Robert Boggs, 48, is a postal worker who had thousands of pieces of undelivered mail and almost 100 dead and ailing animals discovered in his efficiency apartment at a McLean complex in Oct.

The Washington Humane Society has decided not to bring cruelty charges against Boggs.

Boggs has pleaded guilty to one count of postal theft which doesn't have a mandatory sentence and a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing will take place on Monday, March 6 in U.S. District Court.

Authorities found 58 live birds, turtles, one dog and 30 dead animals in his McLean Gardens apartment. There were live birds living in cages with dead birds, layers of feces and no food or water; live and dead turtles were found in black water.

The stench that came out of the apartment whenever Boggs opened the door was overwhelming. His neighbors gave him the nickname of Jeffrey Dahmer because of the stench. Also found in the apartment was bottles and cans of human and animal waste.

Coworkers described Boggs as pleasant and well groomed.


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