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Roane Co. authorities investigate 22 horse deaths

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

REEDY, W.Va. (AP) — Roane County authorities are investigating the deaths of 22 horses on a farm in Reedy.

WCHS-TV reports that sheriff’s deputies found the horses last Thursday while responding to a report that a horse had died near the road.

Police say malnourishment is the suspected cause of death.

The deputies seized 20 live horses from the farm. They were taken to the old Spencer Livestock market, where a deputy is taking care of them.

No charges have been filed.

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