A man playing disc golf discovered the dismembered remains of a horse Monday evening along an isolated wooded area inside Kessler Park in Northeast Kansas City.
The man contacted authorities after he walked upon the deceased animal about 7:30 p.m. near the 17th hole of the Kessler Park Disc Golf Course on Cliff Drive.
Workers from the city’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services department were summoned along with Kansas City police. The area was too dark to examine or remove the remains at the time, city officials said, and they returned Tuesday morning.
They found the horse’s head, hooves, legs, entrails, ribs and lungs scattered in the grassy area, said John Baccala, a spokesman for the city’s neighborhood services department.