The search for an SUV stolen in St. Paul with a family dog inside is over after the pet was found dead in the abandoned vehicle.

The Subaru Outback was stolen at 4:45 p.m. Saturday while parked outside a restaurant near Payne and Sims avenues.

Inside was GoGo, a German shepherd-husky mix. Police were on the hunt for the vehicle when it was discovered in the 1000 block of Ryde Street in the South Como neighborhood.

"Unfortunately, GoGo was inside, deceased," St. Paul police said in a tweet. "Her owner has been told, and we continue to look into the case."

No arrests have been announced. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 651-291-1111.

Paul Walsh