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YCSO looking for person who killed family's dog with crossbow

The owners said they let him out to go to the bathroom around midnight Thursday. Investigators think the dog was killed some time during the night.
Credit: Django's owners

DEWEY-HUMBOLDT, Ariz. — The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said investigators are looking for a suspect after someone killed a dog with a crossbow early Thursday morning. 

The mastiff was found dead near Calumet Street and 3rd Alley in Dewey-Humboldt, which is east of Prescott. 

Animal control officers found that the dog's owners live nearby. The owners told officers they let the dog, named Django, out to go to the bathroom around midnight and did not know he was dead. 

Credit: Google Maps
A map of where Django was found.

Sheriff's deputies and animal control officers checked the area for witnesses or suspects without success.

The investigation is ongoing. The sheriff's office said there is little doubt that the dog's death was intentional. 

If you have any information about what happened or who the suspect is, call the sheriff's office at 928-771-3260.

You can call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 if you wish to remain anonymous and become eligible for a cash reward. Refer to case number 20-011782.

Credit: Django's owners
Django and his family

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