Wallingford officials have located the owner of the dog that was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at a nature preserve.
Officials said the owner is from Chaplin and the dog had been reported missing for about one week.
Police said the owner of the dog is not suspected of any wrong doing.
The dog was found on Thursday wrapped in an old blue tarp, at the bottom of an embankment at the Tyler Mill Preserve, on Tyler Mill Road. The dog had a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
Police said the dog was described as a female brown Shepard mix and has two white back paws and appears to be about 1 to 3 years old.
“The Tyler Mill Preserve is owned by the Town of Wallingford and is approximately 1,000 acres located on Wallingford’s eastside,” police said in a press release.
The preserve has miles of trails and is popular for hiking, fishing and mountain biking.
It is patrolled by police regularly.
Anyone with information should call the Wallingford Police Department at 203-294-2805.
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Police in Wallingford are investigating after a dog was found shot to death at a nature preserve on Thursday.