Here's what happened.

Someone was going by Hallock Street in Jamestown and they noticed a brown and white pit bull hanging from a tree. The dog was hanging by his leash tied to a blue nylon rope in a wooded area on Hallock.

At this point it appears this was an intentional act and it appeared that the dog had been hanging there for some time," the news release from Captain Robert Samuelson said.

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