2 people questioned about pit bull death in Bollinger County

MARBLE HILL, MO (KFVS) - An investigation is continuing following an animal cruelty case involving a pit bull in Bollinger County.

The incident happened off of County 318 near Marble Hill.

Sheriff Leo McElrath says someone dragged the dog behind a vehicle, tied it to a pole, and set it on fire all while the dog was still alive.

The dog was in such bad shape, investigators almost couldn't identify it.  Deputies buried the dog where they found it.

Deputies say two people have been questioned this week about the incident. Deputies say the people questioned are not in custody and being questioned doesn't imply guilt of an offense.

Authorities are waiting the outcome of forensic examinations that will determine the nature of charges to be filed, according to the sheriff's office.

They expect preliminary findings within the next two weeks.

A Facebook group called "In memory of Liberty" has been formed in honor of the dog.

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