WILMINGTON TOWNSHIP – Police are investigating a possible cownapping in Wilmington Township.
On Saturday, Will County sheriff's deputies were called to a 31-acre property in the 23000 block of West Widows Road, where a farmer reported a week-old calf had been stolen.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said the man last saw the baby brown cow Thursday afternoon.
"Calves that young stay close to their mothers for feeding so [he] thought it was unusual when he did not see him on Friday," Hoffmeyer said.
The farmer did not find any damage to fences surrounding the property where the calf was penned, according to Hoffmeyer.
"Nor did he find any areas of blood that would suggest a coyote or wolf would have taken the animal," she said.
The calf weighed about 100 pounds and was valued at $600, according to police reports.