BOX ELDER COUNTY – October 13, 2020
The death of a $7,000 range bull found in western Box Elder County is prompting local law enforcement to seek information in this case.
According to a press release from the Box Elder Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 11, 2020, the owners of the animal, Brent and Bill Rose of Park Valley, “discovered the bull dead on the east side of Ingham Pass along the road,” and was last seen alive on Sept. 24, 2020 in the same area.
The BESO didn’t specify the bull’s exact cause of death or injuries but added that “in cooperation with the Utah Department of Agriculture, the carcass was delivered to the Utah State University diagnosis lab in Logan for necropsy.”
The statement added that “after a significant effort to determine the cause of death, the results were inconclusive as to the cause.”
The BESO is seeking information in this case and asking if anyone was in the Ingham Pass area between Sept. 24, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2020 to contact Sgt. Steve Eddington at (435) 734-3874.
“In the event the death is human caused, a $4,000 reward is offered by the owners, the Utah Department of Agriculture, the Utah Cattleman’s Association and the Utah Farm Bureau for information that leads to the apprehension, prosecution and conviction of anyone that may be involved with the death of this animal,” the BESO stated.