Ticonderoga Police officers responded to a report May 25 of canine remains washing ashore off Steamboat Landing, a private drive on Baldwin Road.
“The dog is a small breed,” said Ticonderoga Police Chief Mark Johns. “It is approximately 2.5 feet long, resembling a Jack Russel Terrier.”
Steamboat Landing is located on the southern boarder of Ticonderoga with Warren county to its south and Washington county directly across the waterway. Due to the decomposion of the body and lake currents, it is expected that the dog entered the water at a point south of Steamboat landing up to seven days prior to being located.
“This was disturbing, the officer on duty contacted me on scene,” said Johns. “Because of a rope tied around the mid-section of that dog, the circumstances of this dog’s death are potentially a criminal matter.”
The Lake George Park Commisson is aiding the Ti PD in the investgation. The Lake George Park Commission Boat Patrol was contacted and advised of the matter, in the event that the investigation needs to be transfered to another jurisdiction.
Due to the graphic nature and composition of the body, photographs of the animal will not be released.
“This remains an active investigation, and anyone who may have information which could assist are asked to contact the Ticonderoga Police Department at 585-2205,” said Johns.