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Kent Woman Says Beloved Dog Was Strangled, Skinned in Backyard (Video & Text)

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Barb K (1694)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 11:58 am
KENT, Wash. -- Lori Murray's Kent property is a magical place. “This is tranquility. This is like our little bit of paradise,” says Murray.

And if there's anything she loves more than the breathtaking view of Mount Rainier, it's her dogs -- Harley, Beast, Whiskey and Lizzy.

But on March 19, Lori found 11-year-old Lizzy dead along the water.

“Her head and legs and tail looked clean. The rest of her body had been cleanly skinned and she had two stab wounds,” says Lori.

Lori called Kent Police, who tell us their initial report determined a coyote or another dog may have killed Lizzy. But Lori's gut told her something much more sinister happened here.

Lori says she paid $400 to have a local vet perform a necropsy.

“Her cause of death was asphyxiation due to strangulation and all of her injuries, the stab wounds, the skinning, were all postmortem,” says Murray.

While Kent Police continue their investigation, Lori is keeping closer watch on Harley, Beast and Whiskey. And she's warning her neighbors to do the same.

“I don't want her death to be in vain. I want who did this to pay for it,” says Murrary.

Now her little slice of heaven, is a memorial for her little angel.

“This is where she is and she'll always be here. I never want to leave because that would be leaving her,” says Murray.

Kent Police say they are investigating the matter.

Murray will be posting fliers in her neighborhood. She’s also working to raise reward money for anyone who has information that leads to an arrest.


Past Member (0)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 12:03 pm
More evidence that there are beasts walking among us--and it is not the dogs. Thanks Barb. Noted with nausea.

Elisabeth H (85)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 12:57 pm
detestable. thanks for sharing Barb.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 1:01 pm
There no longer goes a day by, without an atrocity being perpetrated somewhere. . .

Very sad and tragic.

Barb K (1694)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 1:25 pm
Lizzy is at Rainbow Bridge far too soon.

Pat B (356)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 1:42 pm
Awww...this is SO sad. We have POS's who live among us.

RIP, little furbaby.

Thanks, Barb. xo


Maggie D (69)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 2:21 pm
Truly heinous! I hope they find the sadistic person who did this. You're safe now, Lizzy, RIP.

Dawn M (141)
Saturday April 2, 2016, 5:10 pm
Very sad!! There must be justice!!

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Sunday April 3, 2016, 12:05 pm
Horrible and disgusting! The work of worthless devil spawns!

Arild G (174)
Tuesday April 5, 2016, 1:39 am
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