Schenectady investigating dead dog found at Central Park

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SCHENECTADY — City police are investigating the remains of a dog discovered at Central Park on Saturday.

A tipster reported the discovery at the trails near the Fehr Road entrance just before 6 p.m.

“Near the body was a shallow grave and some trash bags,” said the tipster, who asked for anonymity, citing privacy concerns.

The person described the dog as “decapitated” and its head removed. 

City police confirmed the body was not intact, but rather the head was folded below its body due to an advanced state of decomposition. 


Investigators are unable to determine the breed, but said the dog was brown in color.

“It was in a pretty far state of decomposition,” said Sgt. Nick Mannix.

The incident is under investigation, said Mannix, who declined to discuss further details.

“They’re going to treat it as a crime until determined otherwise,” he said.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the city Police Department at 518-788-6566.


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