Kidnapped Dog Dumped Dead on Tracks
Jagger held for $1,000 ransom demand texted to owner
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 3, 2011 12:16 AM CDT
In happier days: Jagger chills in the backseat of a car.   (AP Photo/McKenzie Thomas)
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(Newser) – Mourn poor Jagger, a friendly, goofy English bulldog who was like "one of the family" to his wheelchair-bound mistress. He was kidnapped last month from his home in Washington state and held for a ransom of $1,000, plus prescription pain pills—demands texted to Jagger's owner along with threats of doggie torture. He was found last week dead on the Kelso train tracks. Now two men have been busted in the dognapping, and charged with stealing and extortion, reports ABC. Investigators think Jagger was killed before he was dumped on the tracks. They believe one of the men scoped out the dog when he arrived with his girlfriend at Jagger's home to accept a baby gift from the dog's owner.