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8:47 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Miniature Horse Found Dead in Northeast Oklahoma

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OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma are trying to figure out what happened to a miniature horse that was found dead with a gunshot wound.

Roger County Sheriff Scott Walton says deputies were called to investigate after a motorist on Thursday reported a small brown horse lying on part of a road west of Oologah. The scene was near the Washington County line.

Investigators say the horse had not been hit by a car, but suffered a gunshot wound.

Walton says deputies are working to locate the horse's owner to find out why it was on the roadside and why it had been shot.