Public asked to help solve mystery
Portland police are seeking the owner of a stolen sea otter - a bronze sculpture of a sea otter, that is.
The sculpture that was recovered during a burglary investigation. No arrests have been made in the theft case, and attempts to find out where the sculpture came from have not been successful.
Investigators believe that the sculpture may have been stolen sometime in the summer of 2011.
The sculpture is identical to one located at the Oregon Zoo, which is still intact. So far, the City of Portland, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the Seaside Aquarium have been checked and the sculpture does not belong to any of them.
Investigators have learned that artist Mark Coy created the sea otter at the Oregon Zoo and believe recovered sculpture is also by him. They have not been able to locate any contact information for Coy, however.
The sculpture is approximately 3 feet long and weighs an estimated 75 pounds.