- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Animal welfare officials have launched an investigation after discovering a dog’s charred corpse inside a dumpster in a town outside Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (https://bit.ly/1JuXKKA ) officers searched an alleyway behind the 700 block of Lincoln Highway in Coatesville after receiving complaints from neighbors regarding a foul smell.

Officials say they found the badly burned body of a young adult male dog, possibly a large terrier mix breed, inside a dumpster.

Investigators believe the dog was burned at another location and was placed inside the dumpster approximately 24 to 48 hours before it was uncovered.

The body will be submitted for pathology tests to gather more information about its identity and the circumstances of its death.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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