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KOIN-TV reports that Washington County investigators have chosen not to file charges in the disturbing incident involving pictures released on the internet of a Portland-area woman crawling naked inside a dead horse. The Oregon woman and her boyfriend recently took the photos, reminiscent of a scene in Star Wars, so she could "feel one" with the animal.
After putting down the couple's 32-year-old horse with a gunshot to the head, the girl and her boyfriend gutted the animal. It was then that the 21-year-old woman undressed and crawled inside the carcass. The couple posted pictures of the bloodbath on the internet, in addition to photos of the two with what appears to be the horse's heart near their mouths.
KOIN has more:
The WCSO incident report indicated the woman wanted to feel what it would be like to be inside the dead horse. There were photos taken. Several were of her smiling at the camera from inside the stomach of the dead animal, all but the face of her 5-foot-6, 119-pound frame inside the horse.
After the odd and grotesque incident, the couple reportedly harvested the horse's meat and later ate it with the woman's mother. KOIN reports that since the photos have gone viral, the woman in the photos has received death threats and hostile contact from people across the country who have viewed these pictures and have labeled her everything from a devil worshiper to a pervert.
Officials say the couple won't face charges because there is no evidence of animal cruelty, and that the means by which the couple killed horse is one of the most human ways to end its life.
Still, it's a bizarre case.
"At some point you in your career you say yeah I've seen a lot of bad stuff -- you see this kind of picture and you realize maybe you haven't seen everything, " Washington County Sgt. Dave Thompson told KOIN.