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Puppy Doe suspect has murky past

QUINCY — It was the vicious torture of a once-nameless dog dubbed “Puppy Doe” that, in an ironic twist, turned the spotlight on her alleged abuser, a rootless drifter living on the fringes of society.

The background of Radoslaw Artur Czerkawski, the 32-year-old Polish national arrested last month in a hotel in New Britain, Conn., is something of a mystery. Police reports and court records suggest that he moved from state to state, and out of the country, deceiving a string of people along the way.

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