SUNSET VALLEY, Texas (AP) — Police in a small Central Texas town say a Chihuahua has been found tortured to death on an elementary school playground.

Police in Sunset Valley, located just southwest of Austin, say people playing basketball discovered the dog on Sunday morning on the playground behind Sunset Valley Elementary School.

Officer James Brownlow tells KTBC television station in Austin ( ) that the dog had obvious signs of trauma. He says, "We could definitely tell that it was intentional. So we processed the scene and collected evidence from there."

Police haven't found any information yet on who might have owned the dog.

Officers said if the dog's owner is not located the animal will be given a proper burial.