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UPDATE: Hinton police release more information about Facebook dog photo



Hinton Police Chief Derek Snavely released more information about the photo circulating on Facebook through Summers County, alleging a woman killed a dog.

He said that after a thorough investigation that included Facebook posts and physically examining the dog in question, police "concluded that the dog was in fact struck and killed by a train several days ago."

Snavely said the woman implicated in the Facebook post was hacked-- that someone else had posted the picture on her Facebook wall.

"It's sad that someone would take the tragic death of a pet, which who most are like family to their owners, and exploit their death on a social media site. It's even more tragic that someone would post this on another's site pretending to be them and implicate them in what was determined to be a hoax," said Snavely.



HINTON (WVVA) - The Hinton Police Department is investigating a photo circulating on Facebook allegedly showing a dog killed in Summers County. 

Chief Derek Snavely said in a news release early Wednesday morning that his office received numerous messages regarding the photo, that was allegedly posted by an individual in Summers County with the claim that she had killed the dog.

The photo in question shows a decapitated dog lying on railroad tracks. 

Snavely says his department feels confident that the person in question did not actually post the photo to Facebook, as there is evidence that her account was hacked.

Snavely says there has been a large amount of negative attention directed at the person in question on the social media site, and he stresses that police have no reason to believe she harmed any animal.

Snavely says police are investigating the matter.

Due to the photo's unknown origin and graphic nature, WVVA.com is not publishing it.


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