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Feds to end investigation into Eastern Shore eagle poisonings for lack of evidence

Feds to end investigation into Eastern Shore eagle poisonings for lack of evidence

Federal investigators still don't know who is responsible for poisoning 13 bald eagles on the Eastern Shore in February. Now, officials plan to end their search.

"We are intending to close the case in the near future due to a lack of evidence linking anyone to the crime," Neil Mendelsohn of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a statement.

In the statement late Friday, Mendelsohn also revealed for the first time the eagles were poisoned.

"We conducted a very thorough investigation into the Maryland eagle poisonings," he said.

In February, a man was searching for shed deer antlers when he discovered four dead eagles on a Caroline County...

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