Pile of dead pigs found in ditch (Warning: Graphic Photo)

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Authorities in Adams County are trying to find whoever is responsible for dumping a large pile of dead pigs in a ditch near Imboden Street and 88th Avenue.

The animals were discovered Wednesday. It’s unknown how long they had been there.

Dead pigs dumped in Adams County. Courtesy gatewaynews.org

Dead pigs dumped in Adams County. Courtesy gatewaynews.org

6 dead goats were found in a separate location roughly one mile away, according to Adams County Sheriff’s Sgt. Terrance O’Neill.

All of the animals had been removed as of Wednesday evening.

State Agriculture Department officials are investigation the case.