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Edgewater Community’s Iconic Cow Statue Goes Missing

The Paulina and Rosehill area of Edgewater is in mourning after one of their iconic cow statues has gone missing. After flyers have been posted in the neighborhood with a $100 reward for its return, both news and social media have been broadcasting the story to help the effort.

The two cow statues that have sat in front of Steve Satek and Dean Hervochon’s home for the last eight years have been a neighborhood staple. They were originally purchased at a Michigan estate sale. Residents, many of them children, have often stopped by to give the cows a regular hello.

Sadly, sometime after midnight Saturday, the smaller calf statue was stolen. The perpetrator cut the steel cable securing it to a tree, and made off with the 50 lb. bovine.

“I’m sorry to report that after 8 years of putting a smile on the faces of everyone in the neighborhood, last night someone came by with bolt cutters and stole our baby calf,” said Satek in a Facebook post. “We understand that is a risk we undertook in placing them in the public, but none-the-less it hurts and it is a sad day.”

Area residents responded to Satek with an outpouring of shock and support after the flyers and social media posts went out. Everyone wants the calf back unharmed soon.

A police report was filed by the owners, however no one has been detained for the theft.


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