Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation finds remains of canine

Eric Mansfield, University Spokesman, gives a statement at Allerton Fields Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Anna Huntsman

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation confirmed the remains of a dog were found in the field by Allerton.

“The dog was placed out here possibly in the last 24 hours, likely by its owners,” said university spokesman Eric Mansfield in a press conference.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Kent State Police were tipped to investigate a wooded area behind the former site of the Allerton apartments on Friday evening.

“Someone saw people in the woods, and they thought it was suspicious, and we conducted a thorough investigation,” said Mansfield.

The Ohio BCI arrived around 4 p.m. Friday and the Kent State police were in the area throughout the day.

The BCI confiscated the remains of the dog and will dispose of them properly. The scene was cleared at about 6:45 p.m.

Mansfield said he encourages anyone to report strange or suspicious activity when they see it.

“We’d much rather have people call and it turn out to be nothing, than not call and it turn out to be something,” he said. “That’s the good news tonight.”

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