Bill Whiting’s life has drastically changed since his dog, Edna, has disappeared. This beagle mix went missing during Halloween night and ten days later, Whiting received a phone call from a boy threatening to kill Edna if Whiting didn’t pay a ransom.
Whiting said he received another phone call several hours later from the same boy saying that Edna was dead. Whiting was unable to find out who had Edna and if Edna had been killed for certain.
Recently, Philadelphia police have charged a 15-year-old with harassment, terroristic threats, theft by extortion and other counts for allegedly calling Whiting. Police worked for weeks on tracing the calls to Whiting’s cell phone.
Authorities still have not found Edna.
Whiting said, “I’ve had tears today a couple of times. I don’t see any happy news in this. I don’t have a dog coming back, apparently.”
He added that the only good thing that came out of his horrible situation is the attention focused on animal cruelty.
(Thanks Peace2us and Jill)