The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says there can find no malice in the death of a dog whose owners live in Bartholomew County.

The two-year-old Riley, a German shepherd, died in November after being rescued from the local home and taken in by a shelter in Quincy, Ind..

The dog was severely underweight and suffering from infections by parasites. He soon died and the rescue organization owner filed a criminal complaint.

Sheriff Matt Myers says today that detectives investigated the allegation and could find no probable cause to make a criminal case or arrest regarding the dog’s death.