A Charlotte Resident returned from an out-of-town trip Sunday to find her home burglarized and her dog killed.
Toya Davis left town to attend a funeral when one of her neighbors noticed that Davis' back door was standing open. That neighbor quickly phoned the police, who were dispatched to the house. When police arrived they found the home had been ravaged by burglars, who had entered the house via a window in the bathroom.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the burglars stole electronics valued at thousands of dollars. Even worse, police discovered Davis' dog had been killed during the burglary.
Shadow, Davis' 8 year old Cocker Spaniel, had been killed with a hammer in a bedroom in the back of the house. Police found the hammer used in the killing as well as a baseball bad in the house. CMPD were successful in lifting fingerprints from the items.
Police have not released a motive for the crime but the investigation is ongoing. Any information about this case can be forwarded to the authorities by calling Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.