Police on trail of pig sculpture pilfered in Mich.

This photo provided by the Garden City Downtown

This photo provided by the Garden City Downtown Development Authority, shows shows a sculpture of a pig that was reported stolen from Garden City, Mich., on Friday, June 30, 2012. (Credit: AP)

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GARDEN CITY, Mich. - 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 Garden City Downtown Development Authority 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. It's 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 say they believe the pig also was ditched in the area, but someone else took it away.

The $6,000-plus sculpture titled "Cochon Rouge" by artist Sophie Marie had been leased to the Downtown Development Authority for two years.

A $500 reward is being offered in the case.

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