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TANGENT — Three bald eagles found dead March 16 near Parker and Tangent roads were reportedly killed with some form of firearm, according to the Oregon State Police.

An Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Trooper responded to the original call and found the three dead eagles. Each had suffered from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. They were taken to a veterinarian at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for examinations.

Officials said Tuesday afternoon that X-rays identified dense metals within each of the birds.

No suspects have been identified in the case. The eagles were most likely killed shortly before March 16.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Jim Andrews through the TIP Hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or TIP E-Mail TIP@state.or.us. TIPS can remain anonymous.

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