Therapy dog stolen from girl with autism found dead
March 27, 2020
Three-year-old Dalmatian Lottie was taken from Chloe Hopkins’ home in Peatling Parva, Leicestershire, in early December.
An appeal to find the dog was widely shared on social media and was backed by TV Presenter.
Chloe’s mother, Gemma Hopkins, posted on a Facebook page about the appeal that Lottie’s body had been found.
She told the BBC the family was given the news on Sunday after Lottie’s microchip was scanned by a vet.
Leicestershire Police said the dog was found in a layby in Countesthorpe – about four miles (6.4km) away from the family’s home – on Sunday morning.