Missing retired military dog from Portsmouth dies after being hit by car

A photo of Darja, 4-year-old retired explosive detection dog who went missing in Portsmouth. (Photo: Frankie Rivas).

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The missing retired war dog from Portsmouth was found deceased off the Pughsville exit after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday.

Darja, a 4-year-old retired explosive detection dog, went missing from the Shea Terrace Neighborhood on Dec. 2. 

Gallery: Missing Retired War Dog in Portsmouth

Darja’s owner, Frankie Rivas announced on Facebook that Darja was hit by vehicle and did not look like she suffered.