BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) – Authorities are turning to the public for assistance in determining who's responsible for butchering a cow in the pastures of Rapides Parish Wednesday.
According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, someone unlawfully slaughtered a cow around 5 a.m. on December 29th. We're told the cattle was worth nearly $1,200.
“If you witnessed suspicious activity along Highway 454 in Pineville during the early-morning hours of December 29 or have information about this crime, please contact our inspectors,” said brand commission inspector Mike Strain.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Livestock Crime Stoppers at 1-800-558-9741 or the Rapides Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.
All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
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