The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of missing and deceased livestock after six goats were found Monday shot and left in a field.

The animals were found in a field at 5609 N. Blue Valley Road, at the Schwope Bros. Tree Farms northeast of Atherton, and deputies are trying to locate the goats' owner. Anyone with information about the case should call 816-541-8017, ext. 72241.

– Examiner staff