Farmer Reports Theft Of 27 Cows

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Wapello County Sheriff's Department is investigating the apparent theft of 27 cows near Ottumwa, Iowa.

Chief Deputy Don Phillips said the cattle were stolen sometime during a four-month period during the winter. The farmer who owns the cows was at a hospital during part of that time.

The farmer told the sheriff's office that when he did a head count he noted 27 were missing. The cows were valued at about $850 each.

Phillips said evidence shows someone had been in a fenced area where the cattle were located. Investigators have called several sale barns, but haven't been able to find the cattle.


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