A missing service dog, who belonged to a murdered man, whose body was found burning in a field last week in Payne County, Oklahoma, has met with a tragic end. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), the service dog who belonged to 38-year-old Michael Hamilton was also killed.
On April 3, OSBI stated:
Payne County — Investigators learned this afternoon that Michael Hamilton’s service dog was shot and killed this weekend. The pit bull mix was dumped in either rural Kay or Noble County after Hamilton’s body was dumped and burned in Payne County last week. Investigators were hoping to reunite the victim’s dog with his family.
After Hamilton’s murder, investigators had reached out to the public to help find the dog, named “L’il Mutt,” in order to reunite him with the victim’s family. The men accused of killing Hamilton allegedly took the dog with them after the murder and dumped him in another area; there are unverified accounts stating that Lil Mutt was shot by a farmer who feared that the dog was dangerous.
Dog beaten and left to die – read the tragic story here.