Hiker fatally shot, dog wounded on Marin County trail

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - The search is on for whoever shot and killed a 67-year-old man on a scenic trail in Marin County.

The man’s body was found along the trail Monday around 6 p.m.

The man's Doberman Pinscher was also shot, but survived.

Police are searching for the man’s silver Jetta, which they believe was stolen. 

Marin County sheriff's deputies gathered evidence Tuesday along the Old Railroad Grade fire road, just west of Fairfax.   

Investigators say the victim was still holding his dog's leash, when a hiker discovered the body.   

The motive isn't clear, but the sheriff's office says the victim's car was stolen after he was killed. 

Authorities are now asking people to be on the lookout for the victim's silver 2003 Volkswagen Jetta hatchback - with California plates 6PPG662. 

The person driving that car should be considered armed and dangerous. 

The victim has not been identified. Investigators will only say he'd been staying with friends in Marin County and left to take his dog on a hike. 

Later Tuesday a search team will be called in to comb through the wooded area for any other evidence that might help lead to the killer.  

The killing happened while there were quite a few people on the trail

Investigators are asking anyone in the area between about 5 and 6 p.m. Monday to call the Marin County Sheriff's Office. 

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