A man swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the roadway recently in the town of Gosnell, Arkansas in Mississippi County. He stopped to pick the dog up and get him to safety, but also made a gruesome discovery.

He saw three dead dogs in the tall grass nearby. Authorities need the help of the general public. The lone surviving pup may be recognizable to someone.

“Injuries were noted in the throat, head area,” Sheriff Dale Cook told media. “We’re asking for any leads or anybody that knows anything or has heard anything or rumors or what have you to please give us a call so we can follow up on that.”

It is believed the dogs could have been sitting in the area for two to three days, but people told WREG News they didn’t see anything unusual.

If you have information, please contact the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department at 870-658-2242 or Crimestoppers at 844-910-STOP. More information is contained in the video below.