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Lee police seek clues in death of K9 officer

Wes Bunch • Jul 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

JONESVILLE, VA. — Authorities in Lee County are awaiting autopsy results to determine what caused the death of a K9 officer that went missing early last week.

Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said the remains of K9 Officer Chase were located in the Stone Creek community late Friday night in a culvert off State Route 606, approximately two miles from where he was last seen July 16.

“He had begun to decompose, so we couldn’t make a determination (as to cause of death),” Parsons said. “He was laying outside, and it was so humid, so that’s why we’re sending him off.”

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