WOODLAND, Wash. -- The English Bulldog that got national coverage after someone reportedly kidnapped him and then held him for ransom has been found dead.
The dog's owner, Jennifer Thoma,s told police that Jagger went missing Oct. 4 and then she received a series of text messages from an unknown caller offering to exchange the dog for cash and prescriptions drugs.
On Monday, investigators said a dog matching Jagger's description was found dead along the train tracks near the 2400-block of Talley Way in Kelso. Police said it appeared that the dog had been struck by a passing train, but they were unsure if it had been somehow killed before.
Jagger's remains were taken to a local veterinarian for an exam to possibly determine the cause of death.
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office had been tracking down leads and asking the public for help finding whoever is responsible for taking the Woodland pooch.
Investigators have asked that anyone who has information about the theft and extortion to call police.