November 24, 2014
CLEVELAND (AP) - Police in Cleveland say they've found no evidence suggesting three dogs were tied up on a railroad track or two of them were killed by a train, as they initially believed.
Authorities are now unsure whether it happened it all.
Cleveland police say an animal control officer told officers about the dogs after he spoke with a railroad worker who said he witnessed a dog being tied to the tracks. The worker also said someone appeared to take photographs or a video.
A police commander said Monday all they know now is one dog narrowly missed being hit by a train. But it's unclear if the dog had been tied to the tracks.
Reports of the dog deaths last week outraged animal welfare groups.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.