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Missing Vero Beach dog found dead after possible drowning

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 11:51 PM EDT
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Kayce, the missing 6-month-old Saint Bernard reported missing in Vero Beach was found deceased Thursday, according to owner Melanie Stavert.

Stavert posted the sad news on the Vero Beach Neighborhood, Inc. Facebook page.

"I am crushed with grief to announce that Kayce has been found dead in a neighbor's backyard," she said.

The Vero Beach Police Department also posted an update on Facebook.

"Sadly Kayce has been located deceased due to possible drowning," said the post.

Stavert said an autopsy is being performed but it is believed the dog may have drowned.

"Our family is absolutely devastated and she will be missed dearly," she said. "Our family is very grateful to everyone who helped look for Kayce over the last two weeks."

The Saint Bernard went missing on June 4. A $10,000 reward was being offered for its safe return.

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