OKC Police Investigate Horse's Death After It Was Found Stabbed

Monday, December 14th 2015, 5:16 pm
By: News 9

An Oklahoma City woman found her horse brutally stabbed to death Sunday morning.

The horse was found dead inside a barn on the property, but not where owners left him for the night.

The horse's owners were still too upset to speak with us on camera on Monday, but they told News 9 that losing RT the horse, feels like losing a family member.

RT's owners turned in for the night on Saturday leaving him in the pasture to sleep, but Sunday morning, they found him lying dead inside a barn stall with "blood all over the stall walls and ground," the police report said.

“This was a horse that was led into a stall tied up and then attacked with a knife,” Oklahoma City police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

According to the owner, the halter was never left on him while in the pasture, but Sunday morning, one was found on RT. RT's owner told police "whoever killed RT had placed the halter on him, attached the lead, walked him out of the pasture ... and walked him into the barn stall where he was tied up and killed."

“She found it in the stall and it was already dead it had already bleed to death unfortunately do nothing could be done to help the horse at that point,” Knight said.

A veterinarian determined RT died from a stab wound to his jugular causing him to bleed out. In total, six stab wounds were found on the horse's body.

The horse's owners told News 9 RT's death may be the result of a family dispute, but police have not released any suspect information yet.

The person responsible is facing a complaint of felony animal cruelty if caught.

Police told News 9 they are working active leads at this time, but anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 235-7300.