A man in Sequoyah County, Okla., says his mule was stolen from a pasture the man was leasing at the time, and he later found it tied to a tree and dead on a different property.
The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the issue.
The man who owns the property the mule was found on gave his statement to officials, but he is not suspected of stealing the animal, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart.
George Borman, with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, said authorities have identified Brian Walker as a "person of interest," but deputies do not have enough evidence to arrest him in connection with the case.
Walker is being held at the Sequoyah County Detention Center in connection with a separate case, on suspicion of charges of carrying firearms after a conviction, evading an officer, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and other criminal actions, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office.
He is being held on a $62,000 bond, according to a deputy at the Sequoyah County Detention Center.
This suspect is also being investigated on suspicion of stealing a horse in another town, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office.
Below is a photo of the mule when it was found. WARNING: THE PHOTO IS GRAPHIC.