Edo, a K-9 with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office who has been missing since Saturday, has been found dead in North Port.
“We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from the community while searching for K9 Edo, both in North Port and Charlotte County,” stated Sheriff Bill Prummell. “This was not the outcome we had hoped for, and our thoughts and prayers are with the handler and his family at this time.”
The K-9 escaped from the latched kennel inside his handler’s garage Saturday evening. The garage door was left open due to cooler weather, but it is unknown whether Edo escaped the kennel on his own or was removed by someone else. The German Shepherd served with the CCSO for two years.
The North Port Police Department is continuing their investigation into the death of the K-9.
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