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Summerfield, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 100 homing pigeons and theft of 1,000 others on a farm along S.E. 84th Terrace in Summerfield.

The owner of the farm told detectives that during the overnight hours on Saturday, Feb. 15, someone or a team of people "possibly drove into his neighbor's open field which leads to the pigeon coop". The owner also said it's unlikely the pigeons got out of the coop on their own because they would still be in the yard since homing birds don't usually go far from their home.

If you know anything about this grand theft case, you are urged to call your local lawenforcement agency. Phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also besubmitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.

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