Leader Dogs for the Blind says body of Brinkley has been found

ALMONT, Mich. (WXYZ) - We have a sad update to the story of a missing Leader dog that disappeared in Almont in May.

Leader Dogs for the Blind released a statement saying the body of Brinkley has been found.

The statement reads as follows:

It is with a heavy heart that we report that the body of Leader Dog Brinkley has been recovered. We would like to thank everyone, especially the Lost Dog Search Team of Michigan, for their tireless efforts in searching for Brinkley. Through this trying time those close to Brinkley have been comforted by the outpouring of support from both the Leader Dog and local communities.

We ask that the privacy of the Leader Dog client be respected during this time.

No other details have been released about the circumstances. 

Brinkley ran off after she got scared. She was on her leash in her owners backyard when someone accidentally ran over the leash with a lawnmower. The close call with the mower frightened her away.

A massive search was conducted, but they were not able to locate her.

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