State: some dead birds dumped in OH park shot

BENTLEYVILLE, Ohio (AP) — State wildlife officials say some of the dead geese and ducks dumped along a northeast Ohio river had been shut.

The 25 Canada geese and 8 mallard ducks were found dead earlier this month, their bodies thrown over an embankment at Cleveland Metroparks' South Chagrin Reservation.

WEWS-TV reports Thursday (http://bit.ly/YcklUs ) that at least four of the birds had been shot, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Investigators have said previously they believe the birds were taken illegally netted and penned on private property before their deaths.

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