BENTON COUNTY, Ark. - A family in Arkansas is heartbroken after finding their lost puppy dead in the woods behind their home in Benton County, hanging from a noose tied to a tree.
The McNeil family is now looking for answers in the gruesome death of their beloved dog, Chevy.
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Chevy went missing last week. The family searched the neighborhood and even the local animal shelters, according to KFSM-TV.
The family says it wasn't an accident, because the dog was hanging from a noose. https://t.co/PX7Hx9T4ax— WNEM TV5 (@WNEMTV5news) April 23, 2019
Paula McNeil told the news station that her children decided to search the woods behind their home one last time and found the dog hanging from a tree.
She said her children were devastated.
"It's heinous. It's pure evil and whoever did this needs to be brought to justice," McNeil said, KFSM reported.
"It's frightening to think that there is somebody close by here that could do this to a dog," she said. "It's very scary to think what's in that person's mind."
As the Benton County Sheriff’s office investigates the heinous crime, the family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
This is the last picture a Monte Ne family took of Chevy before he was found hanging from a noose two days after going missing. We’ll hear how devastated the family is that someone could do this to their puppy coming up on 5NEWS at 4, 5 & 6. pic.twitter.com/hGKGnUztDN— Kathryn Gilker (@5NEWSKathryn) April 22, 2019
The McNeil family is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who can come forward with information about who may have killed their puppy Chevy. https://t.co/p8o5RTlTJn— Allison Wise (@4029Allison) April 23, 2019
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