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Inquiry Ending in Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles in Maryland

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Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding) Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)
Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding) Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Federal wildlife officials say they're ending their investigation into who is responsible for killing 13 bald eagles found dead on Maryland's Eastern Shore earlier this year.
    
Neil Mendelsohn of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement that officials intend to close the case "in the near future" because of a lack of evidence linking anyone to the crime. Mendelsohn said in the statement Friday that the eagles discovered in February on a farm on Laurel Grove Road were poisoned. Necropsy results had previously ruled out disease.

Vince Leager, of Georgetown, doesn't believe the investigation should be over. 

"Our tax money goes somewhere," Leager said, "to cut it off like that seems like a disappointment."

Others like Bill Callaway, of Federalsburg, say while unfortunate, there seems to be nothing that can be done otherwise.

"I'm really sorry, I'm upset about it but if there's no evidence what are you going to do?" Callaway said. 
    
A man searching for shed deer antlers discovered four of the dead eagles. Officials searched the farm and found nine more carcasses.

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