Police in East Palestine are searching for an unidentified animal cruelty suspect after a woman reported her dog missing Friday evening off of a cable leash in her back yard.

On Sunday, the dog was found in her yard with its head cut off.

Police believe the beagle was taken some time between 8 and 9:30 p.m. and returned between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

This happened along E. North Avenue. If you have information, contact police.