Police are launching an investigation after a pony was found dead along Route 262.
Some inmates on work release with the state Department of Transportation were cleaning up the area when they made the gruesome discovery this week, according to Assistant Plymouth Police Chief Robert Wright.
The Shetland pony had been dismembered, according to police. The remains were found in five trash bags that appeared to have been thrown in one spot from the road.
Officials said they do not know how the animal died.
Police said the department and animal control have received several leads on who might have owned the pony, but those leads have not panned out.
If you have information about the case, you can reach police at 860-589-7779. The number to animal control is 860-585-4051.