The body of a dog dumped in a drainage ditch in Naperville led to the arrest of two Hoffman Estates residents who are accused of starving two of their pets to death.

Sarah Gorski, 19, and Andre Norris, 27, each were charged with four felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and two misdemeanor counts of unlawful disposal of an animal, according to a press release from DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin.

The release said Naperville officers and Naperville Animal Control personnel were called a trail area March 2 where they found a dead German shepherd wrapped in a bed sheet in a storage container in a wooded area near a drainage ditch.

Officials said the dog weighed about 20 pounds, though German shepherds should weigh close to 70 pounds.

Picture Source: DuPage County State’s Attorney