- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police are searching for a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning the border collie in the American River.

City officials say a 12-year-old dog was found floating in the river on June 16 near Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood. The dog was attached to a leash that was tied to a bag containing a bowling ball and large rock.

The Sacramento Bee (https://bit.ly/YH4nmA) reports police have identified the suspect of 47-year-old William Meek.

City animal care manager Gina Knepp says the dog had a microchip that officials traced to a Sacramento woman who said she put the dog in Meek’s care.

Knepp says officers hoped to arrest Meek when he had a court appearance last week for an unrelated matter, but he didn’t show up.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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