Clackamas County Sheriff's detectives say it appears the dogs were killed with an ax.
On Thursday, November 15, a resident of Eagle Creek called 911 to report that he had found his two dogs dead - apparently killed with an ax -- in a wooded area behind his property. The dogs had been missing since Monday, November 13.
25-year-old Japheth Stalcup called Clackamas County 911 to report finding his two missing dogs dead in the wooded area behind his house in the 24000 block of SE Sweetwater Ln. He told the dispatcher his dogs looked like they had been bludgeoned with an ax.
A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy arrived and was told by Stalcup that his two dogs -- Duke, a black Labrador, and Buddy, a Labrador and Blue Heeler mix -- had been missing since Monday.
Stalcup fond both dogs down a steep embankment within 100 yards from his house.
The deputy found both Duke and Buddy had serious injuries consistent with an ax. The deputy also noted there were no other injuries on the animals -- ruling out the likelihood of a predator animal attack.
The bodies of both dogs were seized, and necropsies were performed by veterinarians at the Oregon Humane Society. The vets confirmed that both Duke and Buddy died from blows from some sort of sharp implement.
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