BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – During this region’s coldest period of weather in decades, a dog was found dead outside a home in Belleville, Ill. Tuesday.
A sheriff’s deputy responding to calls from concerned neighbors found the dead animal in a doghouse behind a home in the 400 block of 23rd Street.
Sitting nearby was two metal bowls filled with frozen water and covered in snow.
The dog was removed and a necropsy will be performed. A “person of interest” has been taken into custody for the possible filing of charges.