SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KPIX 5) — The Sheriff in Santa Clara County is investigating why nine cattle were found dead and buried near a South Bay park.
The sheriff’s office says they were discovered near Henry Coe State Park outside Morgan Hill. Authorities suspect foul play.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: South Bay Activists Relieved By Guilty Verdict
Deputies are at the scene investigating while a back hoe digs around the area.
So far they have found nine carcasses. Authorities suggested some of the cattle may have been killed with a firearm.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial: San Francisco DA Boudin Says 'A Long Way To Go' On Reform After Guilty Verdicts
Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Laurie Smith told KPIX 5 this may have started as a dispute over grazing rights between a cattleman and a property owner.
“I’ve worked in this business a long time and I’ve never seen anything like this. It was pretty amazing,” said Smith. “We’ve got a big team of people. We’re trying to find bullet fragments right now as part of the evidence.”MORE NEWS: With Reservoir Levels Low, Mandatory Water Restrictions Loom For Marin Residents
So far, no one has been arrested.