Police in Washington state investigate suspicious cat death

June 19, 2019 GMT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state are investigating whether the suspicious death of a cat is connected to a string of feline killings.

The Olympian reported Tuesday that the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and the Animal Services agency are investigating the death of the cat found Tuesday in Olympia.

A series of 13 cat mutilations occurred in Thurston County last summer.

Police say a resident reported finding a cat’s hindquarters around 8 a.m. Tuesday on a strip of grass along a sidewalk.


Officials say the other half of the body was missing.

Police say a veterinarian will try to determine whether the cat’s death was caused by an animal bite or a saw or knife.

Authorities say the cat mutilation case remains active, although they do not have any suspects.


Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com