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More sheep mutilated in Port Lavaca

By Elena Watts
Oct. 4, 2013 at 5:04 a.m.
Updated Oct. 5, 2013 at 5:05 a.m.

This sheep is one of two more barbado sheep that were killed on property outside Port Lavaca belonging to Wayne and Karen Daggs. One was found floating in the pond with a bullet or stab wound. The other's throat was cut and her reproductive organs were pulled from her body. This brings the total of missing or mutilated sheep to 19 since March. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

HOW TO HELP

Call Calhoun County Crime Stoppers at 361-552-CASH with any information about the missing and dead sheep.

Tips that lead to an arrest pay a reward of up to $2,000 for this crime. Callers can remain anonymous.

Four more of Wayne and Karen Daggs' barbado sheep were stolen or mutilated, which brings the total to 19 since March.

"I'm too old to lie outside all night with the mosquitos," Daggs said. "I could be there every night for weeks or months."

One female disappeared last week from their 10-acre property outside Port Lavaca.

Tuesday night, another vanished, and two were killed.

The throat of one female was cut, and the reproductive organs were pulled from her body, said Calhoun County Sheriff George Aleman.

She was likely cornered and caught, based on tracks left in the rain-soaked ground Wednesday morning, Aleman said.

The male was either shot or stabbed behind the ear and possibly ran into the pond, where he was found floating.

The sheriff's department is stepping up the investigation. Aleman visited the property Wednesday and assigned two officers - an investigator and a patrol deputy - to the crime.

"We're going to stay on it and, hopefully, get a lucky break," he said. "It's in the country, so there aren't many people to see what's happening."

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