DEALE, Md. (WJZ)—Police in Anne Arundel County are investigating a case of possible animal abuse after a dog is found dead by his owner.

Police say the owner let his dog, Marley, a terrier mix, outside Friday morning in Deale. But the dog never returned.

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When the owner went out to look for the dog in the 6000-block of Allwine Avenue, they found the 3-year-old dog dead.

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It had suffered an unknown wound to its shoulder.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-222-1960.

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