Indiana State Police to Investigate Death of 17 K9s Enroute to Michigan Training Facility


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Crown Point, IN – Indiana law enforcement agencies have launched a thorough investigation into a tragic incident that claimed the lives of 17 canines enroute to a Michigan training facility. 

The incident, which occurred in Lake Station, Indiana, on July 27, 2023, was open in response to mounting concerns, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter spearheaded the initiative to involve the Indiana State Police (ISP) in the investigation. 

The heartbreaking discovery unfolded when the lifeless bodies of 17 K9s were found within a box truck. The truck had been transporting the canines from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to a specialized training center in Michigan. The circumstances leading to their deaths have left both authorities and the public perplexed.

Despite public interest, officials have refrained from revealing further information, citing an ongoing and active investigation. Detective Chris Eagles from the Indiana State Police is at the forefront of the case and has urged anyone with pertinent information to come forward. Detective Eagles can be reached at 219-690-0043.

The incident has ignited a wave of concern and empathy, uniting communities in their shared grief for the fallen animals. As the investigation proceeds, Indiana authorities remain steadfast in their commitment to bring clarity to the circumstances that led to this tragedy.


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