Two family pets suffered a horrible death and Fact Finders is investigating who or what killed the dogs. It happened last month just north of the metro.
A former friend had two dogs that Kristi Freed knew well.
Kristi said, "They were full of love and all they wanted was to be loved in return." But Kristi says about six weeks ago the woman called her with disturbing news.
Kristi told us, "She said the little one died of sickness, the pit bull attacked by a coyote."
Suspicious of what the dogs' owner told her, Kristi called the Nebraska Humane Society which served a search warrant at the home near 48th and I-680. In the garage, investigators found two boxes containing the dogs' bodies.
Mark Langan of the Nebraska Humane Society said, "The animal necropsy showed numerous stab wounds to both dogs and the pit-bull had a gunshot wound to the head."
The owner of the two dogs has not been arrested so Fact Finders won't name her.
However the affidavit states the dogs' owner says she found one dog severely injured so she decided it was best to shoot her once in the head; a claim Kristi, the former friend of the dogs' owner, has a hard time reading.
Kristi said, "The fact she could still go through with it and take her outside and shoot her instead of take her to the vet, that kind of eats away at me."
Juvenile Court ordered the two-year-old daughter of the dogs' owner be removed from the home and put in state care while the mother undergoes a mental evaluation.
The gruesome deaths of those two dogs is still under investigation by the Nebraska Humane Society. The pet owner is a person of interest but no arrest has been made.
Langan who supervises investigations for the Nebraska Humane Society said, " We just have to do further investigation to verify who inflicted the stab wounds."
A dog owner herself, Kristi hopes the investigation leads to answers. She said, "These are dogs I knew - that I loved."
And dogs she wishes would have come to live with her instead of suffering brutal deaths.
Hours after serving the search warrant, deputies were called to the dog owner’s home again. She claimed someone attacked her and the dog had been stabbed.
An attorney representing the owner in an unrelated case says his client doesn't want to talk about what happened to the pets.