$7,000 reward offered to help find person who mutilated, killed dog in Prince George's County

Investigators in Prince George's County are trying to figure out who viciously killed a dog in Laurel.

According to the dog's owner, Rico, a pit bull mix, somehow slipped out of their house in late January. He was missing for a day until he found the dog's body on the railroad tracks near Cherry Lane.

Prince George's County Animal Services Chief Rodney Taylor said in the 35 years he has been working in the department, this is the worst mutilation of a dog he has ever seen.

"If you know anything, if you have seen Rico, anyone walking Rico during the first couple weeks of January, please give us a call," said Taylor. "There is a $7,000 reward out if it leads to an arrest or indictment. We certainly need the community's help."

If you have any information on the person who killed Rico, you are asked to call Prince George's County Animal Control at 301-780-7200.