Authorities offer $10K reward after cattle starved to death

January 8, 2020 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lincoln County authorities have announced that a reward is being offered for information surrounding the starvation and death of a herd of cattle in Nevada.

The Lincoln County sheriff’s office announced the $10,000 reward Monday after the herd of six were locked into a corral in rural south Nevada, officials said.

Authorities believe at least one person intentionally isolated the herd in a coral where all but one cow starved to death.

The herd was in the Tule Spring area about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Mesquite when weather made travel to the area difficult, Sheriff Kerry Lee said.

The rancher who owns the cattle last saw them alive the first week of December before the weather cleared and he returned to his cattle, authorities said.

The area is a popular location for hunters, authorities said.

Anyone with information or trail camera footage of vehicles in the area is asked to contact the Lincoln County sheriff’s office.