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Serial Killer Targeting Pit Bulls In Houston Area

By MATT HIGGINS, CBS
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) — A pet serial killer is on the loose in the Houston area.

Seven dogs were found dead, six of them pit bulls, over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Three of those pit bulls were fatally shot, while the other four dogs suffered blunt trauma to the head.

“We started finding an unusual number of dead dogs, all of them pit bulls,” Emily Crossley, founder of Backstreet Brutality & Relief, told CBS Houston. “Two were found on top of each other … another one was found shot in the head inside a crate.”

The dogs were found in an area where there is a lot of litter and debris.

Crossley said there is suspicion that a dog-fighting ring might be behind these pit bull deaths, but that there are “some things that don’t add up.

“All these dogs appeared that they were pet dogs, no fighting wounds,” Crossley told CBS Houston. “They were not fighting dogs.”

She added that it is “highly unusual” for pit bulls to be targeted.

“There are other dogs usually killed,” Crossley said.

Houston police are on the case but they don’t have much to go on since there was little evidence at the scene.

No suspects have been named in the case.

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