Northeast Times

Animal remains found in park

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A man walk­ing his dog in Pennypack Park on Fri­day found a pile of dis­membered an­im­al re­mains that au­thor­it­ies be­lieve likely has been sac­ri­ficed as part of a re­li­gious ser­vice.

Po­lice were called to the area of Lex­ing­ton and Solly av­en­ues at 11:54 p.m. on Fri­day after the dog-walk­er found sev­er­al trash bags and a box that had been dumped there and con­tained “chick­en and goat parts,” said Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man.

Patrol of­ficers no­ti­fied the Pennsylvania SPCA’s an­im­al con­trol unit, which re­covered the re­mains.

Po­lice have found no evid­ence that the an­im­als were sub­jec­ted to il­leg­al ab­use, al­though they were dumped il­leg­ally on pub­lic prop­erty. No in­form­a­tion has been re­leased about those who may have dumped the car­casses. ••

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