SUNRIVER, OR -- The reward in the Sunriver swan killing case has increased again. According to the Sunriver Nature Center, an anonymous donor is providing an additional $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting the well-known bird on Thanksgiving. The total reward is now $3,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Sunriver Police at 541-593-1014.
"Chuck," the trumpeter swan, and his mate "Gracie" were placed in lake Aspen in an attempt to reintroduce the species to the area after it was hunted nearly to extinction. Investigators believe the shooting was intentional.