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$7,500 reward offered in Eddy County slain cows investigation

Leonard Tapia
October 17, 2017 06:25 PM

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. -- In July, Brooke Wilson woke up to a sight no rancher ever wants to see: Six of her cows on the ground, shot dead.

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According to investigators, evidence found on Wilson’s property leads them to believe whoever shot the cows used a high-caliber rifle.

"It would be like someone coming into your backyards and causing havoc," Wilson said. "That's exactly what's happened here."

Yet Wilson said the havoc didn’t stop there.

 "I had a roping steer that was shot at the back end of my arena at my house and about a week later, I had another calf that was killed," she said.

About four months later, investigators are still trying figure out who’s responsible for shooting Wilson’s cows. They’re hoping people will start talking by offering a $7,500 reward. It's something Wilson said she’s thankful for, but she wishes didn’t have to happen.

"Honestly, I wish someone would just come on and confess," she said. "That would stop it right here right now and hopefully nobody else will continue to do what has been done."

If you have any information about this case you’re asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (844) 786-7227 or the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 887-1888. More information about the crime and reward can be found here.

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