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Police drop investigation into Moraga turkey deaths

By lmclaughlin
Friday, July 27th, 2007 at 4:41 pm in Crime, Lamorinda, Moraga.

Moraga police are dropping their investigation into reports that a driver intentionally ran down and killed three turkeys, citing insufficient evidence to pursue the case further, a police lieutenant said today
The original story from an anonymous caller July 9 was shocking — four boys in a car had intentionally run down three turkeys near the intersection of Natalie Drive and Lenelle Court. Laughing, they backed up and drove over the birds again and again, eventually leaving with turkey feathers in hand.

Now, the story is less clear, Lt. Robert Priebe said. Police this week contacted two women who were in the area around the time of the incident. Neither saw the boys run over the turkeys in the car, and only witnessed them taking turkey feathers, Priebe said.

No one called police until the day after the attack. By that time, the turkey carcasses had disappeared.

_Luke Stangel

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