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Dog found dead in Greentown creek was possibly thrown off bridge, police say

Posted at 8:37 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 12:53:00-04

GREENTOWN, Ind. -- Police in Greentown are investigating after a dog was found dead in a creek and they believe it was thrown off of a bridge.

Christy Johnson says she heard a strange screeching sound from the Jerome Bridge Tuesday morning and when she went to check it out, she found a German shepherd dead in the creek below.

Johnson believes the pup was thrown off of the bridge.

“It was disturbing you know, to see that,” said Johnson. “How could anyone toss her over the bridge like that, like a piece of garbage?”

Greentown Town Marshal James Skinner says he’s been with the department for four years and he’s never worked a case of this nature of cruelty. 

“Just the way she landed there was no way that she had jumped, it was just as if she was tossed,” said Skinner.

He says their focus is now on finding someone who knows what happened.

“A lot of times things happen and we don’t have camera footage or license plate or something, and we can’t just automatically pin someone down,” said Skinner.

If you have any information on the crime or know anyone missing a German shepherd, contact the Greentown Police Department.

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