Head of giant Milford sea turtle stolen

The carcass of a leatherback turtle washed up on Cedar Beach in Milford. (10/10/13)

MILFORD - Milford police are investigating after someone took the head of a dead sea turtle at Cedar Beach.

The carcass of a leatherback turtle washed ashore earlier this week.

Officials from the Peabody museum in New Haven say they arrived to pick up the body today, but found the head missing.

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Sea turtles are federally protected and tampering with their body is considered a crime.

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