UPDATE: Bulldog Held For Ransom Found Dead - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Bulldog Held For Ransom Found Dead

KELSO, Wash. (AP) - An English bulldog who went missing this month has been found dead after its owner received ransom notes by text message.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said a resident of Kelso reported seeing a dead dog along railroad tracks Monday, and deputies confirmed it was the missing dog, Jagger. The dog had been struck by a train.

Jennifer Thomas of Woodland says Jagger disappeared from her driveway Oct. 5. She reported to sheriff's deputies three days later that she received photos of her purloined pet as well as text
messages demanding $1,000 and prescription drugs if she wanted Jagger back.

Sheriff Mark Nelson says he hates that Jagger was killed, and his office will pursue any leads. Investigators say they have no reason to believe the owner was involved.

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