CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As the investigation into the animal cruelty case continues, the Charleston Police Department have ruled out one possibility.


Charleston police have determined this individual is not involved.

CPD have determined the individual seen in the video surveillance image wearing a long coat was not involved in the incident. The department has also determined the deceased dog was a Maltese Pomeranian breed.

The dog was found stabbed and strangled on Madison Street on Charleston’s West Side on Sunday.