Officials: Search for culprit in turtle beating hits dead end

DELAVAN (WITI) -- The DNR has announced its investigating into the beating death of a turtle that was found severely beaten at the Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan has come to a dead end.

The Global Conservation Group announced Monday, June 24th it was told by the DNR that the DNR has "exhausted all of their resources" in the case.

A press release issued by the Global Conservation Group says the DNR: conducted phone interviews with all members present that day at the golf course, and made house calls to speak in person to individuals.

According to the DNR investigator: "The only hope is that someone with a guilty conscience will come forward. If you hear anything, please call the DNR at 1-262-818- 4157 and ask for Juan."

“Our Cruelty Investigation Department looked into the case to determine its difficulty and they concluded that this case, despite the available time frame, will be difficult to solve because the members on the golf course could and did bring anybody they wanted to golf with them - and those non-members were not recorded in any records," Patrick Shultz, a cruelty investigator with the Global Conservation Group said in a press release issued by the group.

A Global Conservation Group spokesman told FOX6 News Monday evening a reward fund for information in this case now totals over $10,000. Money has come from the Global Conservation Group, PETA and individual donors.