Colorado Police Seek Help in Finding 56 Bred Heifers

A rancher estimates that $75,000 worth of bred heifers were stolen from his property east of Denver. ( Multimedia Graphic Network, Inc. )

Authorities in Colorado have taken to social media asking for aid in locating more than 50 pregnant heifers that are believed to have been stolen.

The Aurora Police Department shared on their Twitter and Facebook pages that 56 “first calf heifers” had gone missing Dec. 13 from his pasture east of Denver. The cattle were allegedly seen being moved on horseback by a single rider or by two riders during the evening which has led the police department to investigate the case as a felony.

According to authorities the cattle could have been transported across state lines into Kansas, however the whereabouts of the cattle is unknown.

The cattle appear to be primarily black and white in color with a heart and W brand on the left side. They also have a freeze brand number on their sides.

In an interview with Denver ABC Channel 7, the owner of the cattle Ray Wooters of Wooters Heart Ranch says the cattle are worth up to $75,000. Wooters looked at the tracks of the cattle and believes they were driven on horseback to trucks and trailers that were awaiting their arrival. The cattle tracks showed that the cattle were moved down dirt road and through an underpass for Interstate 470.

If anyone has information regarding the case they can contact Sergeant Dave Peterson with the Aurora Police Department at (303) 739-6191.

A reward of $2,000 is being offered and tipsters can call anonymously to the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 917-7867.

More information about the case can be found in the following Facebook post: