Suspicious livestock death under investigation in Greenville

May 3, 2012

GREENVILLE - The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release additional information into an ongoing investigation of the death of a livestock animal west of Greenville.

The Greenville Herald-Banner reports the office of Hunt County Judge John Horn was contacted about the incident Thursday morning, which occurred at the Lakota Ranch along Highway 380. Officers with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Department of Homeland Security are also involved in the investigation, implying the death is of significant implications.

Nearly 10 months ago the Lakota Ranch was the site of a ceremony honoring the birth of a sacred white buffalo named Lightning Medicine Cloud. Such a birth is an estimated one in 10 million occurrence. Hundreds attended the ceremony.

The site is also scheduled to host the 18th Annual Greenville Scholarship Native American Powwow on May 11 and 12, which has grown to include the celebration of the anniversary of Lightning's birth.