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Puppy killed by being set on fire

Associated Press • May 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM

A humane agent says a puppy found beneath a northeast Ohio overpass died after being set on fire using an aerosol can that was found on top of the animal’s remains.

   Humane agent Kim Woodburn told WFMJ-TV that youth walking a dog found the remains Tuesday beneath a highway overpass on the south side of Youngstown.

   The station reported the remains were found in an area that has been used as a dumping site for animals, and investigators are trying figure out who is responsible for the dog’s death.

   Woodburn said the youth who found the burned remains also found a dead dog wrapped in a blanket in a different area, but the cases aren’t believed to be related. The cause of the second dog’s death is unknown.

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