Authorities locate former owner of house where dead animals were

Authorities locate former owner of house where dead animals were discovered

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The animals were found in this abandoned home. Source: WBRC video The animals were found in this abandoned home. Source: WBRC video
CLAY, AL (WBRC) -

Jefferson County investigators have located a person they would like to speak to in connection to an animal abuse case.

Three dead animals were found inside a vacant home in Clay recently. Officials believe the animals had been dead for up to three weeks and may have been left in the home as far back as three months.

Jefferson County Sheriff Chief Deputy Randy Christian tells FOX6 News that investigators have identified the former owner of the house. However, this person has not been named a suspect.

Officials say the home is currently owned by a mortgage company and officials say evidence at the scene suggests the home was abandoned.

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