(Scroll down for video) A family made a gruesome discovery after searching for their missing dog.
The family of Houston, Texas, are in shock after finding their puppy dead inside their barbeque grill in their backyard.
Cecelia Resendez and Jesse Sosa said that they were devastated after making the gruesome discovery.
Gema, was an eight-month-old pit bull. The owners believe that someone attacked the puppy in their garden while the were out visiting family members.
“If someone can do that to a dog, imagine what they could do to a child. If it's a child who did it, they need help,” Resendez said.
The family only realized that something was wrong when they came home and their playful pet did not come to greet them.
The couple went to their backyard and discovered the dog's legs sticking out of the grill. Police said that the dog was not burned to death.
The dog had several scratches and wounds on his legs and head, leading investigators to believe that the animal may have been hit by a car and then placed on the grill.
The death of the pet is still under investigation.
Detectives said that it will be difficult to determine who killed the puppy because there are no security cameras in the area and neighbors said they did not see or hear anything.