The Northern Westchester Examiner

Suspect Sought in Yorktown Goat Beheading

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A goat whose head was severed and the remains of several other animals were discovered in plastic bags Monday at the intersection of Route 129 and Underhill Avenue in Yorktown.

Personnel from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made the find off of the side of the road. They called the SPCA of Westchester’s HLE Unit to conduct an investigation into a possible incident of animal cruelty.

“Several plastic bags were discovered at the site,” said HLE Unit Director Ernest Lungaro, “one of which contained the body of a headless goat. The highly decomposed remains of other animals, including birds were found in the remaining bags. Several of those animals had also been decapitated.”

According to Lungaro, a necropsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

“The public is being urged to contact the SPCA’s Animal Cruelty Hotline with any information that may help us make an arrest in this investigation,” said SPCA Executive Director Shannon Laukhuf. “This includes anyone who is missing animals or knows about the dumping or discarding of animals.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the SPCA’s Animal Cruelty Hotline at 914-941-7797. All calls are confidential.


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