A local news team tracked down Demetria Hogan, the ACO who witnesses observed loading Jersey and Kapone into her truck on June 24, and asked her about “the incident”:
She says her home had recently been searched by police, and she insisted she did nothing wrong.
Well. That makes things clear as mud.
As for Janet Hooks, the city division head who came up with the Some Other Pitbull Who Also Disappeared statement:
Director Hooks told abc24.com last week she expected to wrap up her internal investigation by July 5th. On Wednesday, July 6th, Hooks was unavailable for comment.
The police are reportedly investigating as well. Dare I hope their investigation yields something beyond Bob & Weave, which is the usual Memphis fare? In the meantime:
[Shelter Director Matt] Pepper says according to the rules of the union representing Hogan, she can continue working until a hearing is held. Pepper says with Memphis Police now investigating, it’s unknown when that hearing would take place.
Everything surrounding MAS is apparently unknowable. Mysteries And Such.
There is a $3000 reward being offered for the safe return of Kapone to his family.
Tipline for information regarding Kapone: 901-528-0699