2 sheep shot and killed in southwest Missouri, investigation underway

Sheriff's Office says one sheep was beheaded
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MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities are asking for the public’s help after a pregnant sheep was found shot and beheaded in southwest Missouri.

According to the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 14, 2020, at an address on Route E., north of Powell, unknown suspect(s) shot, killed and beheaded a young pregnant sheep.

The suspect(s) took the sheep’s head with them and left the body of the animal in the owners field, according to authorities.

On Jan. 27,  at the same location, a second sheep was found shot in the head at close range. The Sheriff’s Office says the suspect(s) left this animal in the owners’ field, fully intact.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about these incidents to contact the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch 417-223-4318.

“We appreciate any help we can get to ensure the person(s) responsible answer for the acts they have done.”