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Dog Chained-Up Outside Dies in Belleville Backyard

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Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

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.

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