Police closer to finding 'Willie' the pig sculpture missing from Garden City

Part of missing pig sculpture worth $6,000 found in Livingston County

Published On: Jul 23 2012 08:23:45 AM EDT

Police, on the lookout for a plump pig sculpture that was pilfered from a Detroit suburb are getting closer to finding the missing swine.

The missing sculpture worth $6,000-plus is tilted "Cochon Rouge" and is by artist Sophie Marie.

Marie leased her sculpture to the Downtown Development Authority for two years.

The Garden City DDA said Thursday that those possibly responsible for taking the shiny, red sculpture known as "Willy" or "Willie" last month led them to near Mallard Lake in Livingston County's Green Oak Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit.
The base of the sculpture was found in a field along with other fragments.

Police said they believe the pig also was ditched in the area, but someone else took it away.
A $500 reward is being offered in the case.