On Friday the Savage Police Department said an injured dog was not abducted or tortured as previously believed but instead hit by a car, NBC News said.
However, Midwest Animal Rescue and Service, where the four-year-old pit bull mix was taken for care, said the injuries were not consistant with a car accident. They think the dog, Cesar, was abducted and tortured, NBC News said.
MARS said the straight edges on Cesar's cuts, lack of broken bones or road rash and lack of debris in the wounds point to intentional injury, the Pioneer Press said.
Niether the Savage police or MARS are able to explain why "Back off Bob" was written in green marker across Cesar's back, the Pioneer Press said.