Update 3/4/13 4:30 PST: According to Eye on Annapolis, a veterinarian has examined the dog's body and did not find any signs of external trauma, as was initially reported by multiple sources.
The dog did not drown and as of right now, the exact cause of death remains unknown. Robin Pope still has not been located.
Maryland State Police are searching for a woman who disappeared over the weekend in Stevensville, Md.
According to Sunday's ABC 2 News, the woman, 51-year-old Robin Pope, was reported missing by her estranged husband, Wayne Pope, who found her car and belongings at his home on Saturday.
Also missing from Pope's home was the family dog, an 11-year-old Great Dane.
The missing dog was located on Saturday, tragically, not alive. The dog, who was found not far from Pope's home, was dead in the water.
According to WBAL News, search crews are combing the water and shore near the area that the dog's body was found.
A necropsy is being performed on the dog to determine exactly what caused her death.
Anyone who has information on this missing person case is asked to phone the Maryland State Police at the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101.
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