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Windsor Police Probe Killing of Two Pit Bulls

Windsor — Police are investigating the killing of two pit bulls whose bodies were found on Interstate 91 with small-caliber gunshot wounds to their heads.

Windsor police were notified by a passerby on Saturday morning that there were two dead dogs in the northbound lanes of the interstate between exits 8 and 9.

The dogs, both males, likely were killed before their bodies were thrown from a moving vehicle, police said.

The dog’s owners contacted Windsor police and said they let the dogs, Dunkin and Diesel, outside to play around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, but they did not return home within a few hours.

One of the dogs had a large amount of scaring, and police suspect he may have been used in dogfighting. The family lives in the County Road area of Windsor near the interstate, and the dogs were dumped directly behind the family’s house.

Windsor Officer Ryan Palmer said the owners are not suspects.

The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Windsor Police Department at 802-295-9425.