Missing K-9 found dead, sheriff's office heartbroken

Deputies search for missing k9 from Charlotte County. (CCSO)

A K-9 from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has been found dead.

K9 Edo somehow escaped from a latched kennel in his handler's garage on Saturday night. The garage was open due to the cooler weather, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities found K9 Edo in North Port. It's not clear yet how he died.

“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.”

K9 Edo had been with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office for two years.

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