Update: Missing Velociraptor Has Been Found
UPDATE: We can all rest a little easier. Overnight, the Prehistoric Dinosaur Park in Henderson posted on its Facebook page: "We are happy to announce the dinosaur has been found. We would like to thank everyone for their love and support."
Someone found the 75-pound statue in a deep canal in the middle of a sugar cane field in St. Martin Parish between and notified the business, according to KATC.
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office assisted with recovering the 5-foot-tall statue.
They said the investigation is ongoing.
A dinosaur velociraptor was stolen from the Prehistoric Dinosaur Park in Henderson.
Owners of the park have issued a message urging those who are responsible to come forward with their property or otherwise face criminal charges.
The following statement was issued via Facebook:
"We are asking for as much information as possible to help us to find the person or persons involved in breaking into the dinosaur exhibit (Prehistoric Park). The velociraptor is valued at a price that will make it a felony charge.
We are willing to accept the undamaged items before noon tomorrow without pressing criminal charges.
Not only is this a business but it is a place for children to learn. Lots of children enjoy our exhibit and lots of schools come here for field trips."