LINDEN — Police are looking for the owner of a dog that was found dead in a suitcase near a dog park.

Linden police said the body of a 4-year-old male German shepherd was inside the suitcase found April 1 at the Linden Dog Park on South Wood Avenue near Veterans Memorial Field around 7:30 a.m.  It was initially reported as a suspicious package and when officers arrived they learned of its contents, according to police.

It's not know how long the suitcase has been out.

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The dog was described as "unaltered" and tan and black in color, according to police.

Police said the dog was not chipped or tagged.

Police ask anyone with information to help identify the dog to call 908-474-8480.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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