Horse found dismembered in Old Northeast neighborhood park

KMBZ News Staff
April 02, 2019 - 2:13 pm

Kansas City, MO - A person playing disc golf in Kessler Park discovered the remains of a horse in a wooded area on Tuesday, according to KCMO city officials.

Only some of the horse was found - the head, part of a lower leg and hooves, the lungs, and a spine.

Photos provided by city animal control officers showed a rope attached to what was left of the neck, giving the appearance that the horse may have been tied off. 

The horse appears to have been field dressed for its meat, according to the Kansas CIty Police Department, with the remains stuffed into a receptacle and left in the wooded area. 

Capt. Tim Hernandez said the remains will be sent to a veterinarian for a necropsy to determine the cause and time of death. 

KCMO's Animal Control will continue to investigate, Hernandez said, unless they find that the horse was stolen.

Kessler Park is in the historic Northeast neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, between Cliff Drive and Lexington Avenue.


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