Family Demanding Answers After Their Pomeranian Dies During Airport Layover

Posted at 7:11 PM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 19:11:19-04

DETROIT, Mi. (NBC NEWS) – A family is demanding answers after their eight-year-old Pomeranian died during a layover at Detroit Metro Airport.

The dog named “Alejandro" was flown in a pet carrier from Phoenix and was headed to Newark, New Jersey.

He was found dead Wednesday morning in his carrier in a cargo facility at the airport in Detroit.

Alejandro’s blanket now has blood stains on it — sparking more outrage, questions and a police response.

Sunday night, the family and their attorney, say they want answers. 

"When he landed here in Michigan he was alive at 6:30 am and then at 8:20 he wasn’t moving and it just doesn’t make any sense to me,” said Michael Dellegrazie. "We lost a family member. That’s exactly what happened, and someone has to be responsible for it." 

In a statement, Delta said it is "conducting a thorough review of the situation and have been working directly with alejandro’s family to support them however we can."

Michael Dellagrazie and his attorney will be accompanying Alejandro to a facility for a necropsy to determine how he died.