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What happened to Kapone? Police now involved in search for missing pit bull

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Memphis police are actively trying to determine what happened to Kapone, an 11-year-old pit bull last seen on June 24, 2011. Memphis police are actively trying to determine what happened to Kapone, an 11-year-old pit bull last seen on June 24, 2011.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - For the first time, Memphis investigators are answering questions about a family dog who may have disappeared from the Memphis Animal Shelter.

Memphis police are actively trying to determine what happened to Kapone, an 11-year-old pit bull last seen on June 24, 2011.

Brooke Shoup and her family are now offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the dog's return.

"I feel awful," Shoup said. "I want him home. It's not the same without him here."

Witnesses say they watched as animal control officer Demetria Hogan pick up Kapone and Jersey, a, 3-year-old pit bull, after the two dogs escaped from the backyard of Shoup's Cordova home.

"This is kind of a unique situation to where the victim was claiming two dogs were picked up," Memphis police spokesperson Sgt. Karen Rudolph said. "There were two dogs picked up according to some of the witnesses, and now there's only one dog."

Shoup says when she went to the Memphis Animal Shelter the next day to pick up the two dogs, she found Jersey, but Kapone was not there.

"Our investigators right now are conducting interviews to find out additional information, and we're also trying to find videotape or anything that can help us," Rudolph said.

Action News 5 was unable to reach Hogan at home for comment Thursday.  But investigators with the Memphis Police Department's General Assignment Bureau are trying to determine what happened to Kapone between the time Hogan allegedly picked him up and when she dropped the other dog off at the shelter.

"As to what her place is in the investigation, we don't know yet, but she will be interviewed and questioned about the incident," Rudolph said.

According to Rudolph, so far no arrests or charges have been made in the case. Anyone with information regarding Kapone's disappearance is asked to call (901) 528-0699.

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