The investigative branch of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a horse that occurred at a Warsaw horse rescue on Saturday.
While police are not yet giving any details about the alleged intentional killing of the horse named Sassy, a post on Craigslist tells the story of Christina Meade coming home to find her beloved pet stabbed to death.
“It is with a very heavy heart I am posting this status,” wrote Meade early Saturday morning. “One of the most precious horses to me was murdered in her stall last evening. Sassy, as many of you know, was my very first rescue and I loved her dearly. She was fine around 6 p.m. this evening. When we arrived home from grocery shopping I went to her stall to check on her and found she had been stabbed in the throat and, after what appears to be a great effort, she died.”
Meade wrote that she believes she arrived home around 8 p.m. Friday when the person responsible was still in the barn where the killing happened. She noted the person likely exited out a back barn window, then jumped over a wall and exited out a door. The presumption was made based on a blood trail left on window sills, walls and a door completely opposite the side of the barn from where Sassy laid in her stall.
We have attempted to contact Meade, but are still waiting on a response. The only information provided by KCSD is a brief police report noting an act of “criminal mischief” at Meade’s location in the 3500 block of East 450 South, Warsaw. Per orders of Sheriff Rocky Goshert, no other information pertaining to the case is being released at this time.