Sad news, everybody. Jerod Mayo’s missing friend has just been found dead.
Jerod Mayo and almost everybody related to the family were engaged in a desperate search for Knox, the family dog. Unfortunately, the dog was found dead in the Cranston, RI home of its trainer, as confirmed by the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Mayo had special place in his heart for the young English bulldog. Now the Cranston Police is charging trainer Amelia Derreira for “concealing evidence relevant to this investigation.”
Evidence shows that Ferreira knew about Knox’s death for “several weeks and intentionally concealed his body from authorities.”
We still don’t have much info on the actual cause of death, but there may be additional charges of animal cruelty, as RISPCA suggests.
Knox went missing last month. Ferreira walked the bulldog and another dog near Joe’s Rock conservation area at 8:00 p.m. According to the initial story, Knox vanished. But, what about the collar that was just there, not too far away from the spot Knox was last seen?
Mayo engaged everybody. He went on a social media campaign, pleading for fans to locate Know and praying to have him back safe and sound. After the dog was found dead, Mayo posted on Instagram to inform followers.
“Unfortunately, the answers we prayed for regarding Knox aren’t ones we were ready to face. Knowing what we know now about @offleashk9trainingprov@offleashk9training we mentally explored every outcome possible and the reality is we were right. Knox has passed and his BODY WAS FOUND IN THE HOME OF THE OFFLEASH TRAINER,” Mayo wrote.
“IT’s disgusting and inhumane that a company full of “dog lovers” would hide a family pet IN A CLOSET FOR TWO MONTHS and compulsively lie and send us on a wild goose hunt and our kids on an emotional rollercoaster. Staging him running away, him being stolen, even him drowning having us knocking on doors sending us false leads as we searched two states. We’ve hired scuba teams, private investigators, lawyers and more when they knew they HAD HIM IN THEIR HOME IN A TRASH BAG tucked away the whole two months. Yeah A TRASH BAG! We raised Knox like our child as you guys can see from our photos and those of you who know us. It hurts to have to accept that our beloved Knox was thought of as trash as they saw our family hurting,” he added.