San Ildefonso Pueblo tribal police are investigating the mutilated corpse of a cow found late Sunday evening.
Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies were the first to respond to a call near El Rancho, according to Maj. Ken Johnson, before handing the investigation over to the pueblo.
“The cuts on the cow were inconsistent with an animal attack,” Johnson said. He would not comment more on the injuries the animal suffered.
Gov. Terry Aguilar of San Ildefonso Pueblo also wouldn’t comment on the investigation or the animal’s injuries. Aguilar said the carcass was found near the exterior boundaries of the pueblo, but he would not give a specific location.