The deer was recently moved to a climate-controlled building at Lake Benson Park, but around 4 a.m. Friday, someone driving by the park called 911 to report a fire. When police and firefighters arrived, they found the building had been broken and the deer burning in the grass outside.
The town raised more than $8,000 to have it preserved in the building after it was hit by a car. A park was also named after the famed deer.
Investigators say it was badly damaged. Plus, it is not yet known if the damage can be repaired.
Police do not have any suspects in custody yet. A reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest in the case.
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