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Animal found dead in cooler in North Miami Beach was wild boar, police say

Authorities initially thought carcass was that of a dog

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – An animal that was found dead in a cooler Monday in North Miami Beach was not a dog, as originally thought, but was actually a wild boar, authorities confirmed on Friday.

Police said the boar's body was found in the area of Northeast 159th Street and 21st Avenue.

An anonymous tipster told Local 10 News that the body was decapitated and mutilated.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 305-949-5500 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.