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Girl finds missing dog's head in box on doorstep
CNN ^ | March 15, 2007 | N/A

Posted on 03/15/2007 11:12:08 AM PDT by Freeport

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A 17-year-old girl who spent weeks looking for her missing dog unwrapped a box left on her doorstep and found the pet's severed head inside, authorities said.

Homicide investigators were looking into the case because of the "implied" terroristic threat, St. Paul Police Sgt. Jim Gray said. The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday it was offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

"This was extraordinarily heinous," said Dale Bartlett, the Humane Society's deputy manager for animal cruelty issues. "I deal with hundreds and hundreds of cruelty cases each year. When I read about this case, it took my breath away. It's horrible."

After Crystal Brown's 4-year-old Australian shepherd mix,Chevy, wandered away last month, she put up "missing" posters in her neighborhood and went door to door looking for him. She called the St. Paul animal shelter and rode the bus there several times.

"I felt empty," Crystal told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. "I couldn't talk to anyone. He was my dog. It was just me and him. ... I told him everything and he never shared any of my secrets."

Two weeks ago, a gift-wrapped box was left at the house Crystal shares with her grandmother. The box had batteries on top, and a note that said "Congratulations Crystal. This side up. Batteries included."

Crystal opened the box and found her dog's head inside. The box also contained Valentine's Day candy.

Crystal screamed when she saw her dog's face.

"She was just hysterical," said Crystal's grandmother, Shirley Brown. "She was screaming. She said, 'Grandma, it's my dog's head!'

"I said, 'no it can't be!"'

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; animalrights; beheaded; children; culturalentropy; dog; peta; terrorism
This is one sick SOB. Whoever did this should get the same treatement.
1 posted on 03/15/2007 11:12:10 AM PDT by Freeport
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To: Freeport

Hillary again?


2 posted on 03/15/2007 11:13:34 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: HairOfTheDog

NOT a nice doggie ping


3 posted on 03/15/2007 11:13:42 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Freeport

Makes me sick.


4 posted on 03/15/2007 11:15:33 AM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Hmmmmmm. Al Franken recently moved back to Minnesota, didn't he?


5 posted on 03/15/2007 11:18:17 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("We have met the enemy and he is us." -Pogo)
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To: The Worthless Miracle

"I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too."


6 posted on 03/15/2007 11:18:33 AM PDT by maxsand
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To: Freeport

1) This is evil.
2) If it's a kid, statistics say that kids who torture and kill animals tend to grow up to be serial killers.


7 posted on 03/15/2007 11:18:50 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Freeport

Prayers for the girl...

...

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.
- Konrad Z. Lorenz


8 posted on 03/15/2007 11:21:00 AM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Freeport
"Congratulations Crystal. This side up. Batteries included."
I pray to God this girl gets the protection she needs. Someone very twisted is stalking her.
9 posted on 03/15/2007 11:21:40 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Freeport
Another thread
10 posted on 03/15/2007 11:23:38 AM PDT by EveningStar (The safety of the US is more important than my ego, so I'm voting for a GOP candidate who can win.)
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To: Freeport
The sick and very dangerous person who did this will be found. He/she knows the girl, and had access to the dog. That narrows the list of suspects down pretty good.

It's somebody on the block or in the neighborhood, or an enemy of the girl at school.

I hope the prison sentence is nice and long.

12 posted on 03/15/2007 11:30:34 AM PDT by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: beckett

I agree. Sooner or later they will tell someone and for the reward money they will get turned in. $5,000.00 should do it. Unfortunately I doubt that they will get the punishment they deserve.


13 posted on 03/15/2007 11:38:01 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("Somethings got to go, either me or that wallpaper.." last words, Oscar Wilde)
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To: Calpernia
Not going to ping it... it's just depressing, not something doggie lovers would enjoy...

There's another thread about it here: A girl's beloved dog, a grisly nightmare

14 posted on 03/15/2007 11:41:54 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Lee Heggy123
I agree. Sooner or later they will tell someone and for the reward money they will get turned in. $5,000.00 should do it. Unfortunately I doubt that they will get the punishment they deserve.

By the way, has a reward for the mugger of the 101 year old lady been offered?

15 posted on 03/15/2007 11:50:09 AM PDT by fella (Respect does not equal fear unless your a tyrant.)
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To: fella
By the way, has a reward for the mugger of the 101 year old lady been offered?

IIRC, $12,000.00.

16 posted on 03/15/2007 12:07:06 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Freeport

Valentine candy? Maybe a jilted ex-boyfriend?


17 posted on 03/15/2007 12:08:43 PM PDT by AdvisorB (FREE POOKIE! FREE SCOOTER!! FRY MUMIA!!!)
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To: Lx

Darned right it's evil.

Poor kid. I wonder if the "baseball bat gang" is connected.

Lets keep letting them in the country, America.


18 posted on 03/15/2007 12:09:46 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Freeport

As others have said, this is sick. The person who did this is sick, there was no good reason to do this.

But once again the press is "short" on the story. Did her dog run off the lease in the neighborhood? Had neighbors complained about the dog? Was the dog taken from the house, back yard or was it wandering the neighborhood when it disappeared?


19 posted on 03/15/2007 12:14:38 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: PeteB570

Ok, wandered away.

Did it wander a lot?


20 posted on 03/15/2007 12:15:24 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Freeport

Very sick. I'm sure the list of suspects can be counted on one hand though. They'll get him.


21 posted on 03/15/2007 12:20:55 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

And when they catch him .....no cat lovers on the jury!


22 posted on 03/15/2007 12:43:27 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: Freeport

March 14: Crystal Brown wipes away tears recalling her late pet Chevey. Her new puppy, Diesel, plays beside her.

23 posted on 03/15/2007 12:44:01 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Freeport
Was she dating a muslim and broke up with him?

I mean .. hatred of dogs and a penchenat for beheadings says one thing to me.

24 posted on 03/15/2007 12:47:40 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If you're not being shot at, it's not a high stress job.)
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To: Freeport

If this were done to one of my dogs, the responsible individual would be best advised to turn himself into the police for his own protection.


25 posted on 03/15/2007 12:48:35 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: CedarDave

I have an aussie shepherd/blue heeler mix. He's a great dog. If someone killed him I would not call the cops. I wouldn't want them focusing their suspicions on me when they found a man's head in a box.


26 posted on 03/15/2007 12:51:26 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Joe 6-pack
It isn't just the dog. If someone did this to my kid, they had better pray the police find them first.
27 posted on 03/15/2007 12:56:24 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Freeport
Crystal opened the box and found her dog's head inside. The box also contained Valentine's Day candy.

What nerve. Valentine's Day was a month ago.

Seriously, though....whoever did this is exceptionally cruel and needs to be monitored. Someone capable of this does not have a bright future.

28 posted on 03/15/2007 1:00:33 PM PDT by edpc (Watch this space)
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To: Centurion2000
I mean .. hatred of dogs and a penchenat for beheadings says one thing to me.

You left a few things out:

Muslim hatred of Valentine's Day...along with everything else, of course.

Across the river from Minneapolistan.

"Batteries included" & "This side up".

Had it been me, the bomb squad would have been opening the package.

Call me paranoid, but I haven't lived safely as long as I have by being blindly trusting.

29 posted on 03/15/2007 1:10:36 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Freeport

Good God - just what the hell is wrong with people these days?


30 posted on 03/15/2007 1:11:19 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: Freeport

This person has a lot of cold hatred. I doubt if it is a high school kid, but it could be. Whoever it is has some strong connection to this girl.


31 posted on 03/15/2007 2:02:34 PM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: PeteB570
Did her dog run off the lease in the neighborhood? Had neighbors complained about the dog? Was the dog taken from the house, back yard or was it wandering the neighborhood when it disappeared?

Good questions with no answer here. But the action taken by the police indicates they are taking it more seriously than a neighborhood "prank":

Homicide investigators were looking into the case because of the "implied" terroristic threat, St. Paul Police Sgt. Jim Gray said.

32 posted on 03/15/2007 2:23:10 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: ballistic

I think you are right, the girl should be very careful. She may be next.


33 posted on 03/15/2007 2:26:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Centurion2000
Was she dating a muslim and broke up with him?

I mean .. hatred of dogs and a penchenat for beheadings says one thing to me.

This person hated the girl (because of rejection?) and wanted to get back at her by killing what he felt meant the most to her. That could have been anyone - Christian, Muslim, Hindu, atheist...

34 posted on 03/15/2007 2:42:18 PM PDT by EveningStar (The safety of the US is more important than my ego, so I'm voting for a GOP candidate who can win.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

"I wouldn't want them focusing their suspicions on me when they found a man's head in a box."

+1


35 posted on 03/15/2007 5:35:30 PM PDT by Fireone (Duncan Hunter for President '08! - gohunter08.com)
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To: beckett

I hope the prison sentence is nice and long.



Any person who would do such a thing is not fit to be walking among us. Unfortunately I doubt if any jail time will ever be served even if the person is caught. Sad Sad


36 posted on 03/15/2007 5:41:20 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (Believe nothing of what you hear or read and half of what you see.)
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To: ballistic
The cops need to start interviewing former boyfriends, and especially wannabes.

A pet's biggest risk is the former boyfriend.

37 posted on 03/15/2007 5:47:16 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Sender

I doubt if it is a high school kid, but it could be



I think it probably is a high school kid who probably has been rejected, abused, has no social skills, is bitter and dangerously violent. An adult with this kind of repressed anger would probably already be in jail by now. This is a youngster who probably has never had to answer for his actions and isn't close to anyone.


38 posted on 03/15/2007 5:48:57 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (Believe nothing of what you hear or read and half of what you see.)
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To: CedarDave

Weird. Did you know this story is over a week old?

It happened on March 7th.

http://wcco.com/pets/local_story_066202702.html

Mar 7, 2007 7:26 pm US/Central
(WCCO) A St. Paul family is both heartbroken and terrified tonight after their dog was killed.

St. Paul Police say someone cut off the dog's head and wrapped it in a box for the family to find.

The case is especially devastating because the Australian Shepherd was a special therapy dog owned by a 17-year-old girl.

"Nobody had seen the dog," said Bobbi Brown, mother of the dog's owner.


39 posted on 03/15/2007 5:49:57 PM PDT by California74
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To: eastsider
"Someone very twisted is stalking her."

You got that right! If this were my daughter, she would never be out of my sight and I would have firearm(s) ready at all times.

40 posted on 03/15/2007 5:53:16 PM PDT by KoRn (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Joan Kerrey

He may not be close to anyone, but I'd bet he wanted to be close to this girl. Maybe he was rejected. It's definitely someone this girl knows, maybe as a pest or a jerk. He is also probably calculating and smart from the note he sent. As were the Columbine killers.


41 posted on 03/15/2007 5:53:56 PM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: edpc

I think it happened around Valentine's day...

http://wcco.com/pets/local_story_066202702.html

Mar 7, 2007 7:26 pm US/Central

Therapy Dog Beheaded, Family Devastated

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"She was just hysterical. She was screaming, she said 'Grandma, it's my dog's head.' I said no it can't be... and it was the dog's head," said Shirley Brown, Crystal's Grandmother.

"I had to ask my grandma five different times, 'Is that my dog?'" said Crystal. "I didn't believe her."

Bobbi still sobs, recalling that day two weeks ago.

"They had the box outside on the stairs and his head was in there," she said.


42 posted on 03/15/2007 5:54:31 PM PDT by California74
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To: California74
Yes, over a week but just now making the wire services. It may have been suppressed at the request of the police while they investigated.
43 posted on 03/15/2007 6:09:31 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Freeport

this is abominable. The poor girl. I can't imagine the nightmares she'll have for the rest of her life.


44 posted on 03/21/2007 11:37:26 AM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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