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Implanted Chip Helps Track Suspect In Dog’s Death

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Alex Wullaert (Courtesy Branford Police)

Alex Wullaert (Courtesy Branford Police)

Authorities used a high-tech tool to track down a suspect in the death of a dog found near  a Madison lake.

State Animal Control Officer Todd Curry says Madison Police Officer Kimberly Lauria was able to track the dead pit bull-boxer mix through a microchip that had been inplanted in the dog and was recovered during the necropsy.  With that information. Lauria was able to trace the owner,  identified as 22-year-old Alex Wullaert of Branford.

Curry says Wullaert confessed to choking the animal after it urinated on his leg and bit him,  and told police he put the dog’s body in a plastic bag and discarded it in Madison.  He’s charged with cruelty to animals and littering.

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