Skip to comments.Girl finds missing dog's head in box on doorstep
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!"'
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NOT a nice doggie ping
Makes me sick.
Hmmmmmm. Al Franken recently moved back to Minnesota, didn't he?
"I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too."
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.
Prayers for the girl...
There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.
- Konrad Z. Lorenz
"Congratulations Crystal. This side up. Batteries included."I pray to God this girl gets the protection she needs. Someone very twisted is stalking her.
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.
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.
There's another thread about it here: A girl's beloved dog, a grisly nightmare
By the way, has a reward for the mugger of the 101 year old lady been offered?
Valentine candy? Maybe a jilted ex-boyfriend?
Darned right it's evil.
Poor kid. I wonder if the "baseball bat gang" is connected.
Lets keep letting them in the country, America.
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?
Ok, wandered away.
Did it wander a lot?
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