JUSTIN, Texas - Authorities in Denton County are searching for three men suspected of killing a family’s two dogs and mutilated their bodies.
The Denton County Sheriff’s Office says a Golden Retriever named JC and lab mix named Nessa escaped from their yards in Justin on December 14 when severe storms moved through the area. The homeowners searched for their missing dogs, but they weren’t able to find them.
The two dogs were eventually found dead on Indian Trails Drive near Sam Reynolds Road in Justin. Both JC and Nessa had been shot to death and had their bodies mutilated.
Witnesses reported seeing a possibly black pickup truck with three men inside in that area on December 16. The first suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s and is heavy set with long black hair and a beard. The second suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s and is also heavyset with long blond hair. The third suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s and is possibly bald or has very short hair.
The Denton County Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone who has information on the suspects to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 388-8477. A $1,000 reward is being offered.