Nine Cow Carcasses Found In East Columbus

The nine calf carcasses were found near the intersection of Agler and Sunbury Roads.(Photo: Google Maps)
The nine calf carcasses were found near the intersection of Agler and Sunbury Roads.(Photo: Google Maps)

State agriculture officials are looking into what they call a strange discovery of nine cow carcasses in east Columbus this morning.

Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Erica Hawkins says the department is most concerned that disease killed the animals found near the corner of Agler and Sunbury Roads.

“The vet actually is going to take a livestock trailer out and pick up the bodies and pick them back to ODA,” Hawkins said.

“They’ll be looked over and examined physically one more time. If we can’t come up with a clear cause I don’t know if we’ll be doing further testing.”

Hawkins says the department is not advising nearby farmers to keep animals inside or make any other changes to their normal routine.

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