Ten livestock have been discovered lifeless below suspicious circumstances Friday morning at an Alpine property, and investigators are providing a reward and searching for suggestions to assist make them the individual or individuals accountable, sheriff’s officers mentioned.

The property proprietor referred to as authorities round 8 a.m. Friday to report the lifeless livestock inside an animal pen on the property, situated alongside Peutz Valley Street simply north of Interstate 8, sheriff’s officers mentioned in a information launch.

Deputies mentioned lambs, goats and a ram have been among the many 10 animals discovered lifeless. Detectives from the sheriff’s Alpine substation have launched an animal-cruelty investigation, officers mentioned.

Sheriff’s Lt. Anthony O’Boyle declined to remark intimately on how the animals could have died.

“The style and reason for dying of the animals was suspicious,” O’Boyle mentioned. “I cannot be releasing any greater than that to take care of the integrity of the investigation, however necropsies will likely be performed as a way to decide the style and reason for dying of the animals.”

Division officers requested in an announcement for “assist in fixing this crime. For those who stay within the space and may need surveillance video, share it with our detectives.”

Authorities mentioned anybody with details about the killings may present suggestions anonymously by calling San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Anybody offering info that results in a felony arrest might be eligible for a reward as much as $1,000.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this report.

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