Police: Woman’s two horses starved to death

PALMYRA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve charged a New York woman with animal cruelty after police looking for a missing adult found the carcasses of two of her horses on a rural property.

Local media report that sheriff’s deputies in Wayne County were looking for a missing adult on June 7 when they found a dead horse in an old barn in the town of Palmyra, 20 miles east of Rochester. A second dead horse was found in a nearby field.

The forensic lab at Cornell University determined the horses died from starvation.

Deputies say they charged 23-year-old Christine Mulcahy of Fairport with animal cruelty. A third horse she stabled south of Rochester has been seized.

Mulcahy is free on bail. It couldn’t be immediately be determined if she has a lawyer.

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