Missing Charlotte County Sheriff's Office K9 Edo found dead in North Port

Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 16:55:00-05

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is reporting that K9 "Edo" has been found dead in North Port. 

The North Port Police Department shared the press release on Twitter on Monday. 

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The sheriff's office says "We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from the community while searching for K9 Edo, both in North Port and Charlotte County," said Sheriff Bill Prummell. "This was not the outcome we had hoped for, and our thoughts and prayers are with the handler and his family at this time."

Edo served the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office for two years. 

He disappeared from his latched kennel in his handler's garage Friday, according to the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office says it is unclear how he got out or was removed.

The WPTV web team contributed to this report.