Wichita police investigate after dead dog found in dumpster

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police are investigating after a dead dog was found in an apartment complex dumpster in southeast Wichita. 

Officers found the young black Labrador in a wire crate Wednesday at Garden Pines Apartments near Harry and Rock Road. Officer Heather Frazier said the pup was much smaller than it should have been and was definitely starved.

"If the dog was sick, if we have records of that, we can figure that out," she said.

Police believe the dog had been in the dumpster less than 24 hours. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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