Animal Death Mystery Continues in Ward County

By Cierra Putman
NewsWest 9

WARD COUNTY - The mystery over animals dropping dead in Ward County continues.

On Monday, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) visited the site of the deaths, but apparently didn't find what they were looking for.

TCEQ officials told NewsWest 9, they conducted an investigation and an agent walked the land on Ursila Street where three family dogs and several sheep and goats dropped dead.

The agent observed healthy animals and didn't find any spills or other indicators that the land or water needed to be tested.

On Sunday, NewsWest 9 reported the family living on the property was so shaken by the animals' deaths they picked up their belongings and moved.

They'd hoped TCEQ might pinpoint the unnamed killer, but since it hasn't yet the agency says the animals' owners should have a veterinarian check out the animals.

The agency says it is still investigating the situation and will take appropriate action if more evidence becomes available.

So far, the Ward County Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9 only the animals on this particular property have been affected.