NEW DETAILS: Lauderdale County confirms skinned animal is coyote

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Lauderdale County investigators say they are investigating a case of a skinned animal discovered in the Wright community Thursday.

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 5:38 PM
Updated: Dec 14, 2017 6:00 PM

Lauderdale County authorities say they are no longer conducting an animal cruelty investigation involving a skinned animal missing its head because it was determined to be a coyote.

The animal was found on County Road 14/Waterloo Road in the Wright community around noon Thursday. The animal's body is now in the possession of animal control.

The classification of animal dictates what charges a suspect may face. It is unknown if this incident is related to a Colbert County case where a fisherman located a skinned coyote in early December. The person who did this could potentially face an illegal dumping charge.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control are leading the investigation.

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