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Police: Dog killed in Easthampton house break

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EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Easthampton police say whoever broke into a city home earlier this week not only stole cash and prescription drugs, but killed the homeowners' dog.

Capt. Robert Alberti tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/1A9QLfO ) that the elderly homeowners, whose names and exact address have not been released, are "pretty distraught" over the death of their 12-year old toy poodle.

The homeowners returned home Tuesday afternoon and became worried when the dog did not greet them. They found their dog, named Hannah, dead at the bottom of the basement stairs.

A veterinarian who examined Hannah determined that she died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Police are looking for a gray or dark-colored SUV seen in the victims' driveway on Tuesday.

Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com

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