ORANGE, Conn. (AP)—Animal control officers in Connecticut are asking for the public's help in solving the mystery of a dead pit bull found in a trash bag hanging from a tree near a highway.
Authorities say bloody clothing, needles and syringes were also in the bag that was found near the Wilbur Cross Parkway in the town of Orange on Saturday. It's not clear how the dog, a 1- to 2-year-old female, died.
Linda Schaff, an assistant animal control officer for Orange, Woodbridge and Bethany, says the pit bull had puncture wounds on its shoulder and officials are looking into whether it was used in dogfighting rings.
The dog has been sent to the University of Connecticut for a necropsy and toxicology tests.