"Whatever way the verdict comes down feels so important — personally and for victims and survivors everywhere.”
Animal rights groups say dogs are kept in cages and have their blood drained every week in order to save the life of other pets.
"This case is unlike anything I've ever been involved in," a sheriff said. Toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell has not been seen in nearly two months, but it "was just reported this week."
In the U.S., the number of confirmed cases rose to at least 34.
Smriti Saxena, 41, of suburban Seattle went missing Tuesday evening. Her body was found Wednesday.