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Frozen dog found in trash in Iowa

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

GRIMES, Iowa (AP) -- An investigation is under way into the discovery of a frozen dog in a trash bin in Grimes over the weekend.

Employees of J&D Computer Repair found the dog in a dog carrier in the Des Moines suburb on Saturday. Owner Jason Shiffer says workers discovered the dog while throwing out some trash.

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Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Jana Rooker says the dog, described as a young Chihuahua, will be sent to a lab at Iowa State University to determine the cause of death.

Rooker says depending on the circumstances, those responsible could be charged with an aggravated or serious misdemeanor.

J&D Computer Repair is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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