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June 6, 2014

Dog death probed

TICONDEROGA — A dead dog found floating in Lake George here is under investigation as possibly suspicious.

The canine, which had been in the water more than a week before its discovery, had a rope tied around it, Ticonderoga Town Police Chief Mark Johns said.

“The way the rope was tied to the dog, it does look very suspicious. The rope was tied around its midsection.”

He said the animal was in an advanced state of decomposition, and based on that and prevailing lake currents, police believe it originated somewhere south of where it was discovered.

It was found at Steamboat Landing off Baldwin Road, near the Warren County line, so it’s possible the canine had entered the water in the town of Hague or Bolton, both in Warren County, Johns said.

“The finder came to the conclusion someone intentionally drowned the dog. We don’t have evidence to say one way or the other.”

The dog was a small breed, about 2.5 feet long, and resembled a Jack Russell terrier.

The Lake George Park Commission Boat Patrol, which has jurisdiction over the entire lake, has been notified, the chief said, in case the investigation needs to be transferred to a different agency.

“It remains an active investigation, and we’d like anyone who may have information to contact us.”

Email Lohr McKinstry:lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

REPORT TIPS ON DOG Reach the Ticonderoga Police Department: 585-2205.

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