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Jamestown Police find dead dog hanging from tree

Jamestown Police

Jamestown Police are asking for help in identifying the owner of a brown and white pitbull dog that was found dead hanging from a tree yesterday evening.

Authorities say it was found in a wooded area on Hallock Street near Palmer Street. The sex of the dog could not be determined due to decomposition.

Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson says the dog was located in a vacant lot.

"It was located by a passerby last evening. The call came in to us at about 7:45 PM. It looked like it had been there for some time. My guess is at least a week, if not longer," he said.

Investigators believe the crime was an intentional act.

"Fortunately we do not see this a lot. Unfortunately, this looks like this was the intentional act," said Samuelson. "That's why we are treating it as a serious crime. That's why we are looking to identify who the owner is and start from there. Maybe find out how it got to this position."

Anyone who may have information on this situation is asked to call the Jamestown Police at 716-483-7537. All calls and tips are kept confidential.

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