Religious Sacrifice Eyed After Animal Parts Found At Long Island Park
EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Animal cruelty investigators are looking into what they believe is the fourth ritualistic animal killing on Long Island in a month.
Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross said Friday that investigators believe the incidents are the result of religious rituals.
He said an 18-inch cow tongue was found nailed to a tree in an East Islip park Thursday morning. It was wrapped in fabric.
Gross believes the ritual is typically meant to stop rumors or stop someone from testifying in a court case. He said detectives are looking into the possibility that gang members are responsible.
Another cow’s tongue was found affixed to a tree nearby earlier this month. Three goats were also found dead in June…
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