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No charges to be filed after horses found dead in Syracuse corral

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 13:23:48-04

SYRACUSE, Utah – Officials said they will not be filing charges after four horses were found dead in Syracuse in July.

Authorities originally said they thought the horses had been shot but a veterinarian has confirmed the horses actually died of dehydration.

The Davis County Sheriff’s office said they believed the horses were shot because of blood evidence and decay.

Deputies said the animals typically have access to water when they roam the pasture however, they were locked in the corral with no water.

Authorities said they don’t know if the caretaker locked in the horses or someone else locked the gate.

Officials said they don’t have enough evidence to file charges against anyone in the case.

The case is considered closed.

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