- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia wildlife officials are crediting social media for helping them crack the case of an albino deer that was killed out of season.

The deer was shot Sept. 27 in a yard along Route 17 in Boone County. Witnesses said several people were involved in the shooting and they drove a gray truck.

The West Virginia Natural Resources police posted the incident on its Facebook page with a request for help. The post was shared by thousands and viewed by many more and generated information that helped them solve the case.

Three were cited Thursday after they admitted killing the deer.

They were cited on charges of hunting without a license, during a closed season and shooting from a motor vehicle, among other offenses.

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