Police Seek Help Catching Butterfly Thief
Updated: Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
Cincinnati Police are investigating the theft of an expensive butterfly from Krohn Conservatory.
A blue morpho African butterfly is missing from the Butterfly Exhibit and police have pinpointed the person in the above photo as a suspect.
Morpho butterflies live in places like the Amazon and Nicaragua, and are colored in metallic-like, shimmering shades of blues and greens. They also are very expensive—reported collectors include London jeweler Dru Drury and Paris diplomat Georges Rousseau-Decelle.
WVXU reached out to Krohn Conservatory for comment and is awaiting a response. Police also released this surveillance video:
Anyone with information about the incident, which took place April 15, is asked to call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040 or submit an online tip at TIP411.com. All tips will remain anonymous