September 14, 2012
Senior Trooper Jim Collom
Fish & Wildlife Division - Central Point
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are asking for the public's help to solve an investigation into the death of three cows and two calves near Ashland. A reward of up $6,500 is being offered by several organizations and a private citizen for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.
On September 9, 2012, OSP Senior Trooper Jim Collom responded to investigate the reported death of three cows and two calves found in a meadow near the intersection of Dead Indian Memorial Road and Keno Access Road. Four of the animals were within 100 yards of each other. Collom suspects the two calves died around Labor Day Weekend while the three cows appeared to have died several days afterward. It appears the animals may have been shot.
A reward of up to $6,500 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible in this case. The reward offer includes $4,000 in contributions from the Oregon Cattleman's Association, Jackson County Stockman's Association, Dead Indian Stockman's Association, and a private citizen. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is also offering a reward of up to $2,500.
Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to call the Turn-In-Poachers TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or contact Senior Trooper Jim Collom at (541) 618-7997.