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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 12:00 am

A Lockeford rancher reported that a mutilated horse had been dumped on her property on Wednesday morning, San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Les Garcia said.

The animal was discovered before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, and had been dropped off sometime after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 19000 block of Atkins Road.

The thoroughbred female horse was starved thin and had both lips cut off. The rancher, whose name was not released, said the lips would be cut off to remove any identifying tattoos on a race horse or thoroughbred. That tattoo could be connected with the animal's documentation.

Garcia said there are no suspects yet.

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  • Todd Cronin posted at 11:56 am on Sun, Jan 20, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 96

    Oh gee I don't know........
    Notice cathy I asked if the
    carcass was in good shape[wink]

  • CATHERINE ERICKSON posted at 4:13 pm on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

    FRITZY9 Posts: 17

    Donated to a shelter for what purpose? The horse was starved to death. And then mutilated and dumped. What on earth would a shelter want it for? :(

  • Todd Cronin posted at 11:29 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

    Todd Posts: 96

    Was the carcass in good enough
    shape to be donated to a shelter???

  • CATHERINE ERICKSON posted at 10:13 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

    FRITZY9 Posts: 17

    I live in Lockeford. Please if you have seen anything...report anything suspicious. This is the third horse in our area to be dumped after being killed by horrible details. We have a serial horse killer out here somewhere! This needs to have everyone's attention in Lockeford and in our surrounding cities and countryside. This makes me not only mad but very sad. Please be aware and ask your law enforcement people to put more efforts in solving these horrific murders.



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