Report by Paula Antolini
December 21, 2017 7:54PM EDT
State Police K9 Bloodhound ‘Texas’ Missing After Search for Man in Danbury
CT State Police, December 20, 2017:
On December 20, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Danbury Police Department requested assistance in the search for a missing adult male in the area of Wooster Mountain. State Police K9 Search and Rescue Teams, CSP Bloodhound Teams and Trooper 1 helicopter responded to the area to assist in this search. The adult male was subsequently located by K9 Zeus and was walked out of the woods.
During the course of the search, a CSP K9 handler lost his footing while negotiating steep terrain and lost possession of the 15 foot leash. At that time, K9 “Texas” a CSP Bloodhound, was pulling strongly up the slope and continued tracking up the ledge. When the Trooper reached the top of the hill, K9 Texas was not in sight.
As of this time K9 Texas, a non-aggressive, brown bloodhound wearing a green tracking vest, has not been located. State Police K9 Teams with the assistance of the Danbury Police and Fire Departments, will be continuing their search for Texas this morning.
Anyone with any information should contact Troop A at 203-267-2200.
UPDATE, December 21, 2017:
State Police have suspended the search for the missing K9 bloodhound “Texas” and will resume the search Friday morning.