Deceased animal found inside cooler at Gosnold’s Hope Park in Hampton

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Authorities are investigating how a deceased animal inside a cooler was left at Gosnold’s Hope Park in Hampton Tuesday morning.

The Hampton Police Department along with the Newport News Bomb Squad were on scene at Gosnold’s Hope Park in Hampton after the incident was initially called in as a suspicious package, around 9:30 a.m..

Officials closed sections of the park where the cooler was found while they investigated.

Officials warn residents that it is illegal to discard deceased animals in Hampton.

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