An anonymous letter sent to the owner of a poodle poisoned in late June has sparked interest among investigators with the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
Investigator Greg Alton said the six-line, typed letter sent through U.S. mail to Eric Rosenthal, whose 18-month-old poodle, Charlie, died July 6 from antifreeze poisoning, "contains statements that interest us."
He would not give any more information about its contents.
Rosenthal, 39, who lives on Ayoub Lane in the Black Rock Estates neighborhood east of Hagerstown, has said that Charlie ate animal fat that was dipped in antifreeze on June 28. He said the tainted animal fat was found near the fence in his yard.
Charlie died at a New York City animal hospital.
His other dog, Nikki, a 2-year-old mixed collie, also was poisoned by antifreeze when she inspected the spot where Charlie had been, but she is now fine.