Dozens Of Dead Cats Found In Bags Hanging From Trees In Yonkers

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Yonkers police found as many as 30 dead cats in plastic bags hanging from tree branches in a wooded area off Overlook Terrace Thursday morning, police officials said.
Yonkers police found as many as 30 dead cats in plastic bags hanging from tree branches in a wooded area off Overlook Terrace Thursday morning, police officials said. Photo Credit: SPCA
Yonkers police found as many as 30 dead cats in plastic bags hanging from tree branches in a wooded area off Overlook Terrace Thursday morning, police officials said.
Yonkers police found as many as 30 dead cats in plastic bags hanging from tree branches in a wooded area off Overlook Terrace Thursday morning, police officials said. Photo Credit: Google Maps

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police found as many as 30 dead cats in plastic bags hanging from tree branches in a wooded area off Overlook Terrace Thursday morning, police officials said.

Police and the SPCA responded to a tip at 10:50 a.m. in the area of 14 Overlook Terrace and subsequently located the cats in close proximity to several residential buildings.

According to Lieutenant Patrick McCormack, the cats were in different stages of decomposition, and it is possible they had been put in the bags at different times. 

McCormack said there is no overt evidence of criminal activity thus far. The cause of death for the cats will be determined via necropsies.

"Some of the cats are in very advanced stages of composition, so we need to wait for test results," he said.

McCormack said there was no evidence of any kind of ritualistic behavior associated with the cats.

He added that no suspects have been taken into custody, but police and SPCA officials are currently interviewing nearby residents for possible information.

Additionally, the area is relatively hidden from view down the dead end street, and some of the bags could have been there for an extended period of time.

This is not the first incident of dead cats found in Yonkers in recent memory. In May 2013, a $1,000 reward was offered by the Animal Defenders Of Westchester for information on a suspected cat killer in northeast Yonkers.

Anyone with information about the cats is asked to call the detectives' division at 914-377-7724.

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i will donate $1000 for the arrest and life in prison for the guilty

There was a feral cat colony nearby on what is now a construction site daylighting the Saw Mill River. I've fed those cats, and I hope it wasn't them. Whoever did this should be thrown in jail for the rest of his life.

"McCormack said there is no overt evidence of criminal activity thus far. The cause of death for the cats will be determined via necropsies." Yeah, let's not jump to conclusions. 30 dead cats in garbage bags hanging from trees does not translate as criminal activity? What is this just status quo, the natural progression of things? How do 30 dead cats in garbage bags hanging from trees not qualify as overt evidence? If necropsies come back inconclusive, what, this is just littering? God help us all.

The person or persons who killed these cats, will soon be killing infants, and then progress to killing small children, and eventually to killing adults. Many serial killers start their killings with animals. The person/persons must be caught by the police, the sooner the better for safer streets.

Killing this much of cats and hanging them in trees. It is brutality. Somebody should come forward and tell the truth to the police. Police should make all efforts to find out the culprits. It is an international crime, and the butchers should be prosecuted and punished, otherwise this will happen again. It is a shame for the entire yonkers residents.Those who did are cruel in heart and they will try to kill even human beings. they don't have the compassion towards animals, that means, they don't have compassion towards human beings either.