Beaufort News

Investigation continues into dead pit bulls

Two dead pit bulls found June 21 on property near Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island do not appear to have died from trauma, according to sheriff's Sgt. Robin McIntosh.

Beaufort County Animal Control officers continue to search for their owner, McIntosh said.

The full-grown male and female pit bulls were found wrapped in a towel June 21 and removed by Critter Management. The cause of death has not been determined. The dogs appeared to have been well cared for before their deaths, Joe Maffo, owner of Critter Management, has said.