Horse Found Dead in Boone County
The horse, an Aqha Mare named Lacey was stolen sometime between late evening and early morning hours. The sheriff's department said the horse was found in an area that would have been hard for a horse to get to without the help of a human.
Lacey is a part of a program that rewards children who do well academically. Brown believes Lacey's loss will hurt that program because participants not only ride the horse, but help groom and take care of her.
"The contribution the mare has made has been that of allowing some kids who didn't have a way of connecting with others a way of participating with something much larger than they are," Brown said.
The Browns were hoping to find Lacey soon because the horse is pregnant.
According to an email sent to KOMU, Lacey was found dead in an area where she had to go past many different fences. There was no sign of damage to those fences.