An adorable Beagle, named Trouble, seemed to have it made in the shade. He lived with an adoring family in Ohio, where he had the run of the backyard. Everything was great for him – until one day Trouble went missing from Barbara Greaves’s yard in East Palestine on January 3, 2020. Two days later, Barbara’s adult son found Trouble’s decapitated head thrown in the backyard, perhaps to send a message of violence.
Ohio police are now hot on the trail of the animal killer. They are desperate to know who might have decapitated this woman’s beagle’s head for no good reason. And now there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Barbara first reported Trouble missing when she was gone from the East Palestine yard on January 3, 2020. She said that Trouble had been leashed to a “cable run,” which allowed her to run back and forth through the backyard. However, the dog went missing around 9 pm.
When Barbara’s adult son, Scott, found Trouble’s detached head in the yard two days later, Barbara feared the worst. This got the attention of next-door neighbor Diane Kelly who remembered seeing something white in the family’s yard but couldn’t tell what it was. It must have been the dog’s head.
“I thought they got a new ball to play with because I saw a white ball. Then Scott, later on, told me that was Trouble’s head, you saw,” Kelly told the local news. “I can’t get it out of my head. It’s all I can think about.”
The people of East Palestine, Ohio, are in a state of shock now that there is a crazed animal killer on the loose. Could it be the next mass murderer?
Since it has been more than three weeks since Trouble’s decapitated head was found in the family’s backyard, police are desperate to make an arrest. However, the killer remains elusive, which is why a $10,000 reward has been posted for anyone with information leading to an arrest. There’s a lot someone could do with $10,000.
The reward has been offered by two separate organizations. The Columbian County Humane Society has offered $8,000 for anyone with information leading to an arrest in this case. The Mahoning County Crime Stoppers has offered an additional $2,000 for the same.
Concerned residents in East Palestine are following the news on this case via a popular Facebook group called “Justice for Trouble.” The organizers of the group hope to raise awareness around the proliferation of animal cruelty in Ohio and how to put an end to it.
“This is vile and cowardly behavior,” East Palestine Village Manager Mark McTrusty wrote in a Facebook post. “This does not represent what we stand for or what it means to be a part of this community.”
Hopefully, someone will come forward with information relating to this horrible crime. They’ll get a reward and help put a deranged killer behind bars.
What do you think about the facts of this animal cruelty case? Can you believe it happened in Ohio?
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