A baby raccoon that was allegedly lit on fire and left in a Barrie park last month has died.
“Phoenix Rose died unexpectedly last Thursday after a near-miraculous recovery,” said Linda Moores of the Procyon Wildlife Centre in Beeton.
The Procyon Wildlife Centre raised thousands of dollars it used for an extensive treatment program, Moores said, along with a naming contest where hundreds wrote in.
Two animal organizations offered a $1,500 reward for information about who may be responsible, but the money has gone uncollected.
Barrie police say the investigation remains ongoing, but so far there are no suspects.