30 dead deer found at Utah landfill starved, died of disease

The Division of Wildlife Resources has announced their findings from their investigation into the cause of death for more than 30 deer near a landfill in northeast Utah

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials have determined that more than 30 deer found near a landfill in northeastern Utah died from starvation, diseases and other causes.

The Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday said officials found plastic bags and latex gloves in some of the deers' remains but say the main culprit for their deaths was a harsh winter.

Officials learned of the dead deer after hikers shared photos of them strewn across a road near the landfill in the small city of Coalville.

Hadley said officials are working to craft a plan to help prevent deer from getting into the landfill.