LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Bureau of Land Management now offering a $10,000 reward for the tip that could help them solve the case of the killing of more than a dozen wild burros between Baker, California, and Primm, Nevada.
19 animals were all found along I-15 on August 13, 2019. All had been killed with a .30-06 caliber rifle. Investigators believe it may be vintage, and was likely made by Browning, Remington, Springfield, U.S. Military Arms, or Winchester. The spent casings indicate those involved used reloaded ammunition marked with red or orange paint on the bottom.
Investigators are also looking for information about a pair of vehicles that may be involved. They want to speak to the owners of a gray or silver 2008 Toyota extended cab pickup with flared fenders and a brush guard, and a white 2008 Toyota extended cab pickup with a white camper shell, white rims, sunroof, and brush guard. The BLM says both vehicles were traveling together, and were captured by security cameras at Whiskey Pete’s Hotel and Casino around 6:30 in the morning of August 13.
Southern Nevada’s wild burros are protected under federal law, and capturing, branding, harassing, or killing them carries federal penalties. A conviction can carry up to a year in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
Anyone with any information on this crime is urged to contact the 24-hour WeTip crime reporting system at 909-987-5005. If the tip leads to the successful prosecution of those responsible, the person supplying it will receive the reward.
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