Wichita police arrest woman accused of killing dog in home break-in

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Hilda Noordhoek and dog, Buffalo Boy Hilda Noordhoek and dog, Buffalo Boy

Wichita police have arrested a 30-year-old woman accused of killing a dog during a home break-in last year.

Jail records show Hilda Jesenia Noordhoek was booked Thursday afternoon for burglary, theft and cruelty to animals (malicious torture or killing). She was arrested in the 700 block of South Laura and has since been released on bond.

Officer Charley Davidson confirmed she was arrested in connection to the west Wichita burglary in April of 2018. 

It was on a Sunday when Robert Miller came back to his home near Central and Mt. Carmel to find a scattered scene. A screen door was ripped off its hinges, the mailbox was smashed and a brick had shattered a window.

His 10-year-old American Bulldog, Buffalo Boy, laid lifeless in the home. He'd been beaten to death. 

"You can't rationalize it, you can't. It's like out of book or a movie," Miller told KAKE News. "If I was here it would have been me and not him. For sure. And I would have been totally happy with him being alive."

Police said the crime happened sometime between 7:30 p.m. the day before and 11:30 a.m. on that Sunday when Miller returned home. 

PETA last year offered a $5,000 reward for information.

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