Reward Offered in Race Horse Death

Lady May Z was found dead in a pasture on May 29, one day before she was scheduled for a run at Balmoral Park in Crete

By Mitchell Grogg
|  Thursday, Jun 7, 2012  |  Updated 3:21 PM CDT
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Reward Offered in Race Horse Death

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A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed an Indiana race horse.

The Humane Society of the United States ponied up the $2,500 reward in connection with Lady May Z's death.

Authorities initially believed the mare was shot to death, but a necropsy indicated the horse died on May 29 due to the use of a captive bolt gun.

"It takes a truly callous person to kill a gentle horse as she was grazing in her pen," said Anne Sterling, the Indiana state director for Humane Society of the United States. "We are hopeful that this reward will bring forward anyone with information about this tragic crime."

The Lake County sheriff's department is asking anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Michelle Dvorsak at 219-755-3346.

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