UPDATE: Radoslaw Czerkawski, 32, of Connecticut has been arrested in connection with the murder of Puppy Doe. Czerkawski was taken into custody because he had misled the police in the investigation, according to the Patriot Ledger. (see photo of man arrested) He is being transported to Massachusetts. Czerkawski, from Poland, lived in Quincy on Whitwell Street, across from where Puppy Doe was found. He is in the U.S. on an expired visa.
Czerkawski has been charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty. It is believed he is the sole person responsible. See the news conference here. More information will be forthcoming after the arraignment tomorrow morning, October 29, 2013.
There has been a break in the case regarding Puppy Doe, according to 7News, WHDH. Quincy Police detectives have been working diligently on the Puppy Doe case, the dog that was found in late August who had been severely tortured and abused. Just two months later and the Quincy Police Department is zeroing in on a person of interest in Connecticut.
Puppy Doe, the one year old Pit bull, had to be humanely euthanized due to her extensive injuries. The torture resembled “medieval abuse”, with her tongue split to look like a serpent and her limbs pulled until they dislocated from her body.
Quincy police detectives ventured to Connecticut to talk with a man they have deemed to be a person of interest. He will be questioned further.
Puppy Doe, who has not been forgotten by the community or the officials, has touched hearts from around the world. A memorial was set up in Quincy where she was found, flowers and posters still there as of tonight, and a vigil was held in Quincy one month ago that drew hundreds of supporters. Since then, there have been a few other vigils, in other states to honor Puppy Doe.
Update on Puppy Doe, the severely abused dog found in Quincy, MA
Puppy tortured, abused and starved to death, Quincy police need help
Remembering Puppy Doe during pit bull awareness month
Hundreds turn out for Puppy Doe vigil in Quincy, MA