- Kansas, USA -
The Parsons Police Department said in a news release that on December 29, 2021, officers were alerted to a dead dog discovered next to a small bridge near Felix and 17th Street.
Responding officers located the dog who had been wrapped up in a blanket and tied around the body.
The carcass of the furbaby was taken to the Parson Pet Hospital for a necropsy.
Police explained: “Under normal circumstance there would not be an autopsy done on a dog that was found deceased but due to the nature of the disposal and the area of town in which it went missing it was important to find out if the dog was murdered before being disposed of.”
Police later learned the dog had gone missing from the 1300 block of South 13th Street.
The necropsy performed on the dog revealed that “there was severe trauma to the underside of the dog's abdomen and trauma around the neck from the choke chain that was still on the animal.”
A veterinarian stated that it would have been consistent with the dog being strangled and beaten, by a human causing death and was not consistent with an animal attack or a vehicle strike.
In the news release Parsons Police referred to the VOICELESS VICTIM as “Drako” and said that Drako makes the 3rd reported dog killed in less than a year in the same area of the city where other dogs had been killed:
A dog named Bleu had been shot and killed in November 2021.
A dog named Zeus was shot in March 2021. An arrest was made in that case.
A dog named Ranger (pictured) was found beheaded in December 2021, and a reward for information leading to a criminal conviction has climbed up to $34,000.
Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said: “This is very frustrating for everyone involved. Officers want closure to these cases as bad as the general public. We have been and will continue to ask the public for support and information leading to the arrest of person or persons who are committing these crimes. It is really a shocking development that the $30,000.00 offered has not loosened any tongues. That is what leads us to believe that it is one person acting alone.”
Ranger was a 3-month-old pure black German shepherd.
On December 3, 2021, Parsons police received a call from an off-duty officer reporting that her dog, Ranger, had been killed in the 1400 block of South 14th Street.
According to a news release published at the time of the incident, Ranger, had been let outside in the officers’ fenced backyard in the early morning. In the afternoon, the officer discovered Ranger lying in the backyard with his head severed.
The release stated: “It appears that Ranger was removed from the backyard by the suspect(s) and taken to another location where was probably shot in the head.”
Ranger’s head was then sliced off.
The release went on to say: “The suspect(s) then in a brazen act, returned the decapitated body and muzzle of Ranger to the police officer’s backyard, where the Officer found the dog.”
As part of the investigation into these murders, investigators are contacting and interviewing persons of interest who are also being offered a polygraph test to help eliminate them as potential suspects along with alibi confirmation.
Sadly, “not all individuals are voluntarily cooperating”, said police.
Police encourage residents in the southeast area of Parsons not to let their dogs roam at large and rightfully advise that “when animals are left even in a fenced yard they should be watched. “
Acting Commander Kyle Wiford said: “Any suspicious individuals lurking in vehicles or on foot should be reported to the police department.”
This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to “See It, Hear It, Report It”, said police.
If you have any information about these murders, I beg you, come forward and speak up for the VOICELESS VICTIMS! The community is not safe, our furbabies ae not safe with this monster loose among us.
Please, contact the Parsons Police Department at (620) - 421 - 7060 or call the Tip Line at (620) - 421 - 7057. Alternatively, you can email your tips. Thank you!
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