Homicide victim found on hiking trail with hurt dog on leash

Oct 6, 2015 5:29 PM by News Staff

FAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) - A California man was found shot to death on a hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand.

The Marin County Sheriff's Department said a hiker found the body of 67-year-old Steve Carter around 6 p.m. Monday along a scenic trial about 20 miles north of San Francisco. Lt. Doug Pittman said Carter was still holding onto the leash of a Doberman Pinscher believed to be his dog. Pittman said the dog was also shot, but survived.

Pittman said Carter is believed to have driven to the trial in his silver 2003 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon. The car was missing and believed to have been stolen by the killer.

Pittman said anyone who spots the car should treat the occupants as armed and dangerous.

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