SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officers are working to learn the circumstances under which a bald eagle died.
Officials said Friday the dead eagle was found at a motel in Sallisaw.
Fort Smith television station KHBS reports that investigators say the raptor's talons and tail feathers had been removed. Feathers from the eagle's wings were also gone.
A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the death and mutilation of the eagle.
Investigators say the bird was about 3 years old — a juvenile. It is now yet known how the bird died.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Eagles are protected under federal law.