Hunt for Monkey Dwindles in Boone County
The monkey bit two children at Stephens Lake Park more than a week ago, and officials released a photo of the monkey and its owner, hoping someone would recognize the woman or her pet. There have not been any responses.
"If it was your neighbor, I think [you] would have called us by now," said Stephanie Browning of the Boone County Health Department. "So, it makes me think that it may not be from here."
The Health Department was seeking to test the monkey for diseases like rabies or Hepatitis B and to ensure it would not bite anyone else. Although tips are dwindling and it's possible that the woman was only visiting the area, the Health Department is still looking for information. Callers can even leave anonymous tips.
If you have seen this woman or the monkey or if you have any information about theme, call Boone County Animal Controla t 573-449-1888.