HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A dog that was found badly injured inside of a suitcase last month and that later died used to a live at a home in Hollywood that authorities searched on Tuesday, neighbors told Local 10 News.
Hollywood police haven't disclosed what led them to the home in the 1900 block of Lee Street, but neighbors said the pit bull named Ollie used to live there.
People in the neighborhood said they have constant reminders of what happened in October, when Ollie was found stabbed more than 50 times and stuffed inside of a suitcase, left to die.
Veterinarians did what they could, but Ollie died from his injuries on Oct. 12, just two days after he was found.
"Anybody who could do that, could to that to anybody," neighbor Caprice Manos said.
Manos lives across the street from the abandoned home where Ollie was found.
"I was outside raking leaves in the yard. It was my day off from work, and I heard something, like a very loud squeal from a dog. It sounded like a dog got hit by a car -- so loud that you knew something was wrong," Manos said.
Manos said she looked across the street, but didn't see anything. She said the sound eventually stopped, but once she heard about Ollie, she reported it to police.
Since Ollie was found, signs have been put up all around the neighborhood as detectives look for answers in the investigation.
Investigators followed a lead to the home on Tuesday, where they executed a search warrant.
Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol knocked on the door to the home, but no one answered.
Police said no one has been arrested in the case.
Animal lovers around the world have been raising money for a reward to help catch whoever killed Ollie. The reward is up to $65,000 as of Wednesday.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.