A Bismarck woman returns home to find her dog hanging dead from a closet door.
Bismarck police says it appears to have been deliberately done.
The 24-year-old woman says she normally hooks her dog to a leash on the closet when she leaves.
She says she has never had any problems.
When she arrived home this morning she found the leash wrapped numerous times around the door knob.
Police say it does not appear to be an accident.
The incident happened sometime between Wednesday afternoon and early this morning in the 500 block of Memorial Highway.
The victim says the small black dog was eight years old.
The incident remains under investigation but police do have a person they plan to interview in the case.