UPDATE: Hinton Police investigate online photo of dead dog posted on Facebook

Local - 3/19/2014 9:44 PM by Courtney Rosemond, Rebecca Turco

UPDATE:

HINTON - Police say a graphic photo on Facebook of a dead dog was not intentionally killed but rather got hit by a train.

 Hinton Police Chief Derek Snavely says, after a thorough investigation into the forensic evidence of postings on Facebook and a physical examination of a dead dog police have concluded that the dog was struck and killed by a train several days ago.

Snavely says officers received numerous messages late Tuesday night regarding a posting on a Summers County woman's Facebook account that she had killed a dog and posted a picture of it on her wall.

Snavley said since the account was hacked and being used by another person.

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ORIGINAL: 3/19/14, 11:20am

HINTON - Hinton Police are investigating a picture circulating online that shows a dead dog laying on railroad tracks.

Officers received numerous messages late Tuesday night regarding a posting on a Summers County woman's Facebook account that she had killed a dog and posted a picture of it on her wall, according to Chief Derek Snavely. Snavely said officers feel confident at this point that the woman did not hurt any animal in any way, since they have evidence her account was hacked and being used by another person.

The case remains under investigation.


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