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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Bald Eagle is dead -- and Indiana conservation officers say they want answers.
According to a news release, hikers found the bald eagle on Nov. 5 in the Hoosier National Forest near the Jackson, Lawrence and Monroe County lines in Indiana. Officers believed it died some time in early November.
It's not known whether the eagle died at that location, or if its body had been dumped there.
Officers are also considering the possibility that the eagle was able to fly for some distance after it was shot.
An x-ray was performed to confirm that the eagle had been shot. A necropsy is pending at this time.
Officers are requesting that anyone with information relating to the death of the eagle should contact them at (800) TIP-IDNR.