Police Ask for Public’s Help in Mysterious Dog Death in Mason’s Beach in Deale

Anne Arundel County Police spokesman T.J. Smith said that police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into a dog’s death on Friday in the 6000 block of Allwine Avenue in Deale.  Police said that just before 11 a.m. on Friday morning, Southern District officers responded to the home in the Mason’s Beach area for a complaint of animal abuse.

A pet lover's nightmare: Marley was found dead outside his Deale home.

A pet lover’s nightmare: Marley was found dead outside his Deale home.

When the police officers arrived, they spoke to the owner of Marley, a three-year-old Beagle/Boston Terrier mix. The owner said that they let the dog out into the woods next to the house around 9 a.m., but the dog didn’t come back. The owner went out to look for Marley and found the dog, deceased, about 20 yards into the woods. The dog had suffered an unknown type of wound near the shoulder area, Smith said.

Detectives and officers searched the area and collected evidence from the crime scene. Animal Control came to take possession of the dog’s remains.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Southern District at 410-222-1960 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

Metro Crime Stoppers: Please call, email, or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Available 24-Hours A Day Toll Free at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text “MCS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637). Phone calls are not recorded and callers remain anonymous. You may also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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