Stark County Sheriff’s Office looking into deaths of 25 dairy calves near Lefor

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The Stark County Sheriff’s Office and the ND Stockman’s Association is investigating the deaths of 25 dairy calves and other animals near Lefor.

According to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, the calves appear to be about 1 to 2 weeks old. The cause of death is unknown at this time. There are several persons of interest, however it’s believed those persons are out of the state. Authorities are still investigating, and are unable to release any names right now.

Lt. Eldon Mehrer says, “We understand that there could be weather conditions, there’s sickness, disease, neglect is a possible issue, but honestly, we’re just trying to determine why the animals ended up in the condition that they were.”

They ask if you have any information to contact the Sheriff’s Office, 701-456-7610. You can remain anonymous.

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