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Dragged dog’s body exhumed

SUMMIT COUNTY – The body of the dog dragged to death on Highway 9 last Friday was exhumed Wednesday as part of investigation of the case.

“For investigative purposes,” Summit County Animal Control officers exhumed the body of a 1-1/2-year-old rottweiler named Misha Wednesday that died last Friday morning after being dragged behind a truck the 17 miles from Green Mountain Reservoir to Silverthorne, according to a press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s office.

The dog was buried in the Grandview Cemetery by friends of the owner, Alex Jaeckel, who had been camping with Jaeckel and had retrieved the dog from the parking lot of a Silverthorne convenience store where the dog had been allegedly dumped by the vehicle’s driver.

Animal Control officials are investigating the case and have collected statements from a number of witnesses. They are working in conjunction with the District Attorney’s Office and may pursue animal cruelty charges.

Aidan Leonard can be reached

at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or


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