Apr 25, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
NYT: Glenn Stefanik was working with his crew from the Yonkers Department of Public Works on Thursday morning, clearing debris from a wooded area overlooking the Hudson River, when he caught sight of something strange.
An animal was dangling from a tree branch. It was eviscerated and hard to make out at first, so he looked closer. A white cat had been strung up from a branch of a crooked tree. Next to it hung a black bag.
“We pulled on the bag and a little black kitten fell out,” he said on Friday. “It was a day or two old.”
More than two dozen bags just like that one would be found hanging in branches above a tangle of vines and empty beer bottles.
At least 25 dead cats were found, their remains in various states of decomposition, stuffed in the kind of plastic bags one gets at a bodega. The killings most likely started as long as a year ago, based on the state of skeletal remains, and continued right up until this week, according to the authorities.