Hollywood police search home in connection to Ollie the dog stuffed in suitcase

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In Hollywood, Florida, police are reported to be searching a home on the 1900 block of Lee Street on Tuesday in connection with Ollie – the tortured dog found stuffed in a suitcase.

The pit bull was  discovered behind an abandoned building on October 10 along Lee Street. Kristen Bagarozza and her boyfriend spotted a dog’s paw sticking out of a blue hard textured suitcase. Ollie, the young pup had been left for dead. When discovered he was rushed to the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Tragically he died a few days later.

Ollie had been stabbed 50 times, beaten and stuffed inside the suitcase. He had severe lacerations to the top of his head as well as his body and had been wearing a red collar. The cruelty inflicted upon this dog sent shivers through the country. A reward had been offered just shy of $60,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for such a heinous deed. More than $100,000 in donations had been raised for Ollie; Grateful Paws collected $40,000 to help pay his medical bills.

According to CbsMiamiNews, crime scene tape has been placed around a triplex, and officers could be seen pulling items out of the back apartment and placing them on a table under a blue tarp. Neighbors say all of this is related to Ollie. The investigation may be related to information being given to authorities motivated by the huge reward. Posters had been placed all over the neighborhood.

After Ollie’s death, a Miami pet cemetery offered to give Ollie a proper burial, however the rescue group, Grateful Paws rejected the offer stating the location was outside of Broward County. According to the Miami Herald, after a necropsy of the dog’s body was performed at a state laboratory in Kissimmee, Ollie’s remains were cremated and his ashes were taken to a landfill in Osceola County as part of  standard practice.

This is a developing story. Read the previous accounts here.

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16 replies
  1. vicki hood says:

    Sounds like they got the guilty ones. Please let us have him/her. We’ll take care of it. FOR OLLIE. He was so innocent. A million tears flowed from everyone that read the story.. The tears are still flowing. Keep us posted. The prosecution must go on and it needs to be severe or i am afraid street justice will take care of it FOR OLLIE.

  2. jennifer says:

    I am ready,willing and able to instigate the required death penalty re any animal abuser.These bastards who tortured and killed Ollie must die a slow and agonising death!

  3. Helen says:

    I get such a heavy heart every time I read Ollie’s story, and then I get real angry at the scumbags who beat and stabbed this poor dog and left it for dead. I would put these turds on the express train to hell by blowing their brains out with a shotgun. Please find these monsters soon.

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    I hope and pray that the maggot,POS thugs responsible are found….I cried and cried for many days after reading about Ollie every time I thought about his horrific torture, but was comforted by the fact that we were assured he would recover….and then came the HEARTBREAKING SHOCK that he died. I have not nor will I ever forget Ollie and the unimaginable torturous abuse he endured! My God I thought that authorities wouldn’t really put forth much effort into finding the PURE EVIL that perpetrated this most cruel,brutal,brutal horror inflicted on this innocent fur baby because that’s what usually happens!! I have been hoping like no other for the evil POS to be found,arrested and severely punished and reading this new news has given me so much hope that there will be justice for Ollie after all,because justice for all the abused and killed dogs never ever seems to happen! Truth be told I have been dismayed that because of the large reward that nobody had come forward with the info needed to nab whoever did this……I AM PRAYING AND PRAYING AND PRAYING THAT THEY FIND THE EVIL WHO HURT AND KILLED OLLIE,MAYBE THAT MIGHT HELP WITH THE HEARTBREAK I FEEL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM……..PLEASE,PLEASE DEAR GOD….PLEASE MAY THE MONSTER BE FOUND AND HARSHLY PUNISHED…..FOR ONCE LET THERE BE SOME JUSTICE! ???????? And don’t get me started on all those who refused to give Ollie a respectable lovely final resting place……..that’s what he so deserved!! SHAME,SHAME ON THEM ALL FOR DENYING THAT FOR OLLIE!

  5. Ezgi Melody says:

    I am FERVENTLY HOPING that the “sadistic piece of crap, the lowlife, the vermin, the degenerate, the scum of the earth” (this is my polite vocabulary) that did this to Ollie suffers the most debilitating, painful disease known to mankind. May this person be struck down “sooner rather than later”……

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    I only have one other thing to say and that is that Grateful Paws SUCKS! They treated Ollie as poorly as the maggot crap that abused him so severely. To dump his ashes in a landfill was just as cruel – a pet cemetery offered to bury him but Grateful Paws declined because it was outside Broward County – SO WHAT? Grateful Paws director ‘claims’ she was unaware of this decision and I say that is a giant lie – she had to know – I hope they get inundated with complaints from the outraged citizens.

    • Sheri says:

      My thoughts exactly. 1st a suitcase ,, then cremated and dumped at the LANDFILL????
      I’m so sorry we failed you.
      The worthless scum pos trash things that hurt you will pay,,,, now or when they ROT IN HELL????
      ???? OLLIE MATTERS????


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