LEWIS RUN — Lewis Run-based state police are investigating a report of animal cruelty after the body of a dog was discovered in a suitcase in Wetmore Township.

According to police, at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, troopers were dispatched to the area of Route 321 and Chemical Works Road, for a report of a suitcase with a possible animal inside.

Police arrived to find a brown suitcase with black trim around the pockets, multicolored string hanging off the front zipper pocket and a label on the front that reads “Rugged Gear.”

It is being investigated as an animal cruelty case, police indicated.

Anyone with information about the incident, or anyone who can identify the luggage, is asked to contact Lewis Run-based state police at 814-368-9230.