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Sweetwater Co. Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious cattle deaths

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 21:55:39-04

SWEETWATER COUNTY, Wyo. — The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office in Wyoming is asking for the public's help in solving a series of suspicious cattle deaths over the last week.

The investigation began on June 1, when deputies responded to the desert south of Wamsutter. Two cattle were found dead near a Bureau of Land Management road close to Wamsutter-Crooks Gap Road (County Road #23).

On June 4, deputies responded to a private pasture near McKinnon after a Hereford had been killed and left to waste.

The next day, deputies responded to another private pasture in Farson, where a black Angus heifer was also killed and left to waste. The heifer had a calf that couldn't be found and remains missing as of Monday.

"While it is unclear whether these incidents are related in any way, we urge anyone with information related to any of these cases to please contact by phone Detective Sergeant Michelle Hall at (737) 922-5331," a news release from the Sheriff's Office said.

People living in the area are also urged to report similar suspicious activity to the Sweetwater Combined Communication Center at (307) 875-1400 or (307) 362-6575.