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Authorities say Virginia Beach dog died of suspicious wounds

December 24, 2020 GMT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia Beach say they are investigating after a dog was found killed with suspicious wounds.

Virginia Beach Animal Control said in a new release the animal was found killed Tuesday morning in the Pungo area of the city. Animal Control said that a necropsy is being conducted and the case is under investigation.

Owner Charlie Grimstead said the dog had been stabbed, according to The Virginian-Pilot. The newspaper reported that Grimstead said on Facebook that the dog was found in her pen but that he believes she was killed elsewhere and someone put her back in the pen.