Police looking for driver who struck deer, set animal on fire and left it for dead

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Indiana Conservation Officers and Fulton County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help for information regarding a wild deer that was found alive, on fire, near the intersection of State Road 25 and County Road 400 North.

The deer was struck and injured by a car in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 16, according to investigators.

The deer was still alive when an accelerant was poured over the wild animal, then ignited.

The vehicle that struck the deer left.

It is believed to be a blue or black GM model, possibly 1992-2002 Camaro, Trans-Am, or Firebird, based on car parts left at the scene.

A short time later a passerby noticed the deer and called police.

Fulton County Sheriff’s Department arrived and found the deer alive and smoldering. Officers put the deer down and started an investigation.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department Crime Stoppers at 223-7867 or Indiana Conservation Officers Turn in a Poacher Line at 1-800-TIP-IDNR.

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