Ollie the Pit Bull: Reward Increased to $34K

Broward Crimestoppers has increased the reward to more than $34,000 in the animal cruelty case related to Ollie, the pit bull found stabbed and beaten in a suitcase who later died.

The Hollywood Police Department said its detectives believe Ollie was brought to the location on 1945 Lee Street not long before he was found on Oct. 10 at about 1:15 a.m.

HPD assigned detectives who will focus only on the Ollie case.

“The detectives are tracking down leads and tips given by the public, reviewing any surveillance video from nearby homes and businesses, canvassing the neighborhood and speaking to residents,” HPD said in a statement. “The suitcase that Ollie was found in is being processed and forensically analyzed.”

Broward Crimestoppers increased the reward to $34,800 for information that leads to an arrest of the suspect or suspects. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

“Detectives believe the public could help solve this crime,” HPD added. “They are urging residents to come forward if they think they know the person who was involved in this heinous crime, or if they have any information that could bring justice for Ollie.”

Dr. Nicole Patterson, the associate veterinarian who treated Ollie at the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital, said the animal cruelty Ollie sustained was “probably one of the worst abuse cases I’ve ever seen.”

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