Person mutilates bull, leaves carcass in Collier pasture

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IMMOKALEE, Fla. -

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding the person who slaughtered a bull and left behind its mutilated carcass in Immokalee.

Deputies found the dead bull inside a holding pen around 9:55 a.m. Friday morning at a pasture owned by Star S Farms & Produce in the Northwest corner of State Road 29 and State Road 82.

Cpl. Jack Hazel of the CCSO Agriculture Unit said they typically investigate two to three cases of butchered cows each year, but cases involving bulls are rare.

Hazel said the bull was a purebread Charolais breed, and weighed between 1,400 to 1,500 pounds. Star S Farms & Produce was holding the animal inside a pen in the middle of a 5-acre pasture, which is surrounded by a barbed-wire fence.

The bull died from a single stab wound.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 252-9300. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

 

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