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Family shares sad update on missing dog Rio

Posted at 12:16 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 13:16:50-05

According to family, Rio, the dog who went missing after a fiery crash on I-10 West on Monday has been found dead.

The family friend says that Rio was found this morning near the scene of the crash. It is believed that he had made his way back to the area where he was then struck and killed by a vehicle on the highway.

The family is extending their thanks to all those who helped in searching for Rio.

“Thank you for all the calls, prayers, well wishes, and to those of you who were actually out aiding in the search,” the family says. “Although the outcome was not what we had hoped for, your kindness will not be forgotten.”

Rio went missing on Monday after escaping from an RV fire with his owners on I-10 West. That fire shut down most of I-10 westbound before the Louisiana Avenue exit for several hours. A search began for Rio after his family reported him missing.