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Necropsy: North Forsyth dog found in Lake Lanier park likely died of hanging
Jezabelle - photo by For the FCN

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — Authorities say preliminary necropsy results on a female boxer mix that was found hanging from a fallen tree in a park on Lake Lanier show the dog’s cause of death was due to hanging.

When the 2-year-old pet was found Nov. 21 at Bethel Park off Swiss Air Road in northeastern Forsyth County, it was not immediately clear whether she had died due to the hanging or whether someone had hung the deceased body.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Cpl. Robin Regan, no suspects have been identified, though the investigation remains open.

The dog’s owners, a young couple that lives near the park, have said Jezabelle went missing Nov. 20, prompting them to post their search for her on social media pages.

A deputy asked them to come into the sheriff’s office the next day to identify an animal that was thought to be their pet.

Hikers along a trail in the park reportedly came across the deceased dog hanging by a rope around its neck from a fallen tree about 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (770) 781-2222 and ask for Deputy Barger.