Horse found murdered day before Balmoral Park race
SUN-TIMES MEDIA May 30, 2012 5:58PM
Updated: May 30, 2012 8:16PM
An 8-year-old standard bred trotting horse named Lady May Z scheduled to race Wednesday at Balmoral Park near Crete was found shot between the eyes about 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Lake County, Indiana, police spokesperson Patti Van Til said.
Police found the house inside a pasture near 245th Avenue and Colfax Street in Lowell, Ind.
Witnesses said a white, newer, two-door pickup truck was in the area about the time of the shooting
Police believe the shooting happened between 4 and 6 p.m., and are looking for a white, newer-model two-door pickup seen in the area around that time.
Lake County Sheriff’s Detective Michelle Dvorscak said the owners had other race horses on the property, which is located in a secluded rural area.
Lady May Z was taken to Purdue University in West Lafayette for a necropsy.
“We don’t have the projectile yet,” Dvorscak said. “Without that we really don’t know what we are looking for.”
Anyone with information should call Dvorscak at 219-755-3346, or call anonymously at 800-750-2746.