Grand Jury Could Soon Review Evidence in Buffalo Murders

Jul 19, 2012

GREENVILLE - More than two months after a rare wife buffalo calf and his mother were killed in Hunt County, authorities say they have composed data that could bring charges against those responsible.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks told the Greenville Noon Rotary Club Wednesday that interviews have concluded in the investigation of the deaths of Lightning Medicine Cloud and Buffalo Woman. He had previously announced that subpoenas have been issued for individuals to appear before the panel.

The Greenville Herald-Banner printed this quote:

"In the next two or three weeks we should have an answer for you," Meeks said.

There have been few details released since investigators began sorting through clues after the crime, which occurred at the Lakota Ranch west of Greenville. The body of Lightning Medicine Cloud was found on April 30, while his mother was found deceased the following day.

Nearly a year earlier, the Lakota Ranch was the site of a vast ceremony where  the name Lightning was formally unveiled.

The current panel of the Hunt County Grand Jury meets for the first time Friday, July 27.

Our continuing coverage of the case can be viewed here.