HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Hollywood police detectives said on Thursday that they believe that a pit bull named Ollie, who was abandoned inside a suitcase earlier this month, was dumped at the location not long before he was found.
Police said Ollie was found at 1:15 a.m. Oct. 10 in the rear of an abandoned building at 1945 Lee Street.
Ollie was taken to the VCA Animal Hospital, where veterinarians determined that he had been beaten and stabbed.
Ollie died days after being found.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from nearby homes and businesses and speaking to residents in the area in hopes that someone has information that can help them.
Police said the suitcase that Ollie was in is being processed and forensically analyzed.
Meanwhile, Broward Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or people who ultimately killed Ollie to $34,800. Hollywood police said the police department cannot account for any agencies or individuals who are independently offering additional rewards.
Detectives believe that the public could help solve this crime and are urging anyone who knows anything about Ollie to come forward.
Tipsters may remain anonymous when calling Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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