No residents or other dogs were injured in the attack that occurred in the 7000 block of Bridges Avenue.
When officers arrived, no coyote were found but authorities believe the animal had killed the dog because of the tracks found at the scene, the condition of the dog and recent coyote sightings in the area.
A teenager told police that he had allowed one dog out in a backyard and later allowed two other dogs out. At some point, the boy said he heard dogs barking and called for the dogs to return, only two returned.
When he checked the backyard, the beagle was found dead, police said.
Police have called on officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for assistance.
If residents see a coyote in a Richland Hills neighborhood, they are encouraged to call Richland Hills animal services at 817-616-3769 or contact animal control officer Elizabeth Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
_ Domingo Ramirez Jr.