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May 30, 2016

Wet dog found waiting by car of owner who drowned in Pennypack Creek

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A Philadelphia police car.

A wet dog was found waiting by the car of its owner who is suspected of drowning in Northeast Philadelphia's Pennypack Creek on Saturday morning. 

Initial reports had claimed the victim, 68-year-old Alexander Ross, was trying to save his dog in the Pennypack Creek at around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning shortly before his body was recovered from the water. 

But 6ABC's latest report said the victim's wife told police she went to the scene where her husband often walked the dog and found the wet dog waiting by the car with her husband nowhere to be found. Ross' body was later found floating in the water by fishermen.

Police are unsure if the dog went into the water before or after its owner.

Read more at 6ABC.