Father’s terrible note to his neighbors, written just before he was “murdered by dognappers who stole his labradoodle,” was revealed. It described how robbers had plundered his home.

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Revealed: Neighbor Discovers Heartbreaking Note from Father Whose Home Was Burglarized Before Suspected Murder by Dog Thieves

Donald ‘Prentice’ Patience was tragically found dead in his Radcliffe home on Tuesday. Prior to his death, he had been dealing with burglars attempting to steal his beloved labradoodle. Police suspect that the dognappers intentionally targeted the dog, as it was previously stolen in a break-in that also saw his brother’s car and various belongings taken. Mr. Patience had sent a heartfelt note to his neighbors in January, informing them of the burglary and wishing them well for the new year.

Mr. Patience’s body was discovered after a break-in, and his pet dog, Layla, was also taken. A 39-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder, while a 27-year-old and a 41-year-old were released on bail. This tragic incident follows a previous burglary where valuable items were stolen from Mr. Patience’s home, including TVs, a child’s pitbike, a gaming chair, and even a vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately, no suspect was identified in the earlier break-in. Mr. Patience’s death has deeply affected his family, who described him as a beloved son, brother, and father.

The labradoodle, Layla, was found with a man who brought her to a dog grooming business, leading to his arrest. The dog is now in the care of the authorities. Police are treating this as a targeted attack, and investigations are ongoing.

The local community has been shocked and saddened by this terrible event. Mr. Patience’s family is seeking answers, and the public is urged to provide any information that may assist the investigation.

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