Alongside the condors, authorities also discovered a goat and several dogs. It seems they are taking this incident seriously — they launched an investigation to determine what caused this mass mortality to help identify and prosecute the culprit(s) responsible. Based on the evidence collected so far, the police suspect it is a poisoning case, although it is unclear if the species were the target. In most poisoning cases, poison baits are intended for predators that may harm livestock or game animals rather than vultures. Still, since vultures scavenge upon dead animals, they also fall victim to this unselective and damaging practice.