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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Police Department’s  Agriculture Patrol Unit said they found the remains of a 23-year-old horse reported missing over the weekend.

Sandra Fobb, the owner of the horse, said some time between 8 p.m. on Saturday and 7:45 a.m. Sunday, someone cut the fence on the east side of the property at 26390 SW 147th Avenue and stole the bay gelding.

Miami-Dade detectives said they found tire marks where the retired race horse was taken. They added that whoever took Thunder repaired the fence to try to hide the theft.

Fobb said Thunder was easily identifiable by a freeze brand on right side of his neck and a lip tattoo (M98840).  She said her greatest fear was that whoever took him will slaughter him for his meat.

Now police are asking for the public’s help locating whoever butchered this horse.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or go to crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip.”