Dog kidnapped and held for ransom found dead weeks after disappearing

A dog who was kidnapped and held for ransom was found weeks later in a San Diego area, California, park. As reported by Fox 5 News, the dog, a Chihuahua mix named Chapulin, disappeared on November 6 from Jessica Price’s home. Price tells the news agency that she received a ransom demand via text message for the safe return for her dog, but the amount was well beyond her reach.

Price claims that the dog-napper initially asked for 1 million dollars – when she told the person that she did not have that much money, the ransom was reduced to $100,000, which was still beyond her means. The ransom was finally reduced to $2,000, but Chapulin was never released.

Price tells Fox 5 that she received a message on November 18 telling her to go to an area near Skyline Park – she was hopeful that her beloved pet had finally been released, but that was not the case. Instead,  she found her pet deceased in his pet carrier. She said:

“He was dead. He was lying down and it was such a small cage, and I just hope he wasn’t in there for a long time. I don’t wish this on anyone. I’m still processing it and it’s scary to think someone would be capable of killing such a small, little, sweet dog like Chapulin.”

Price is hopeful that someone may have seen someone walking near Skyline Park with a pet carrier so that the person responsible will face charges and more. If you have any information you are asked to call the Humane Society at 619-299-7012, or the San Diego Police.

(Images via screenshot Fox 5 News)

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