Body Of Missing Service Dog Recovered


A military vet covered almost 100 miles around Colorado Springs searching for her missing service dog last year.

Sadly, it turned out Tyler never got very far after escaping near the University Village shopping center.

Tyler's body was found near a creek in the Rockrimmon area, eight months after he vanished.

Karen Sagahon and her husband searched frantically for weeks after Tyler went missing, passing out flyers around town and searching for miles in and around the Colorado Springs city limits. Volunteers took time to scour the area around University Village.

Tyler was Sagahon's emotional assistance dog; she is a disabled veteran who suffers PTSD, and told 11 News last year that Tyler helped her get through her days.

"To lose him now is devastating because he is our child, he's my service dog...I need him and he needs me," she told 11 News reporter Sarah Schwabe last year.

Sagahon and her family are saddened to learn what happened to Tyler, but say they are grateful for all the support the community gave them.

"I've tried to thank everyone who has helped...want them to know how much it mean to me."

Sagahon says her family has been "blessed" with another service dog, a puppy named Levi.