3rd dog killed in less than a year at Parsons

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PARSONS, Kan. – Parsons Police are investigating the murder of a third dog in the same area in less than a year. A fourth dog was shot and survived.

The Parsons Police Department said on December 29, 2021, a youngster found a dead dog wrapped in a blanket. They found the animal next to a small bridge near Felix and 17th Street.

Authorities say the dog’s name was “Drako” and discovered he was missing from the 1300 block of S. 13th Street.

“Drako” is the third dog reported to have been killed in less than a year in the same part of town. “Blue” was shot and “Ranger” was brutally killed. A fourth dog, “Zeus”, was shot but survived. The reward for the “Ranger’s” killer has been updated to $ 34,000.00.

“It’s very frustrating for everyone involved. Officers want these cases as bad as the general public to be closed. We have asked and will continue to ask the public for support and information leading to the arrest of the person (s) who commit these crimes. It is truly a shocking development that the $ 30,000.00 offered did not untie any tongue. This is what leads us to believe that this is a person acting alone, ”said Police Chief Robert Spinks.

Dog killings: investigation of “Drako”

On December 29, 2021, Parsons Police officers attended the Little Bridge near Felix and 17th Street. They found a dog wrapped in a blanket tied around the body. They took the dog to Parsons Pet Hospital for an autopsy to determine the method of death.

“Under normal circumstances, there would be no autopsy on a dog found deceased, but due to the nature of the disposal and the area of ​​town he went missing, it was important to know if the dog was murdered before being eliminated. of, ”the Parsons Police Department said.

Police discovered the animal was missing from the 1300 block of S. 13th Street.

The autopsy report indicated that there was severe trauma under the dog’s abdomen. The autopsy also found trauma around the neck of the choke chain that was still on the animal.

“The Dr who completed the report said it would have been consistent with the dog being strangled and beaten, causing death. All of the trauma was consistent with a human killing the animal and was not consistent with an animal attack or a vehicle strike, ”the police department said.

Suspects

The Parsons Police Department is interviewing people of interest as investigations continue. Authorities say these people are also offered polygraph tests to help screen them out as potential suspects, as well as alibi confirmation.

“Not all individuals cooperate voluntarily,” the ministry said. “Based on several factors, it is possible that an individual who harbors an abnormal psychopathy could use animal cruelty as a gateway to more violent behavior, according to” Animal Cruelty as a Gateway Crime “published by the US Department of Justice.”

“Anyone suspicious in vehicles or on foot should be reported to the police,” Acting Commanding Officer Kyle Wiford said.

The police are still investigating. They encourage residents to “see it, hear it, report it”. If anyone has further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, they ask that you contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or send an e -mail to [email protected]

Dog safety

Police are encouraging residents of Southeast Parsons not to let their dogs roam free. “Residents of the South East Parsons area are encouraged not to let their dogs roam free. When animals are left even in a fenced yard, they should be supervised. The installation of Ring, Blink or other home video surveillance devices is encouraged as a general crime prevention measure.

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