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UPDATED: Animals found mutilated along King County road

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 6, 2011 at 5:52 am |
April 7, 2011 2:30 pm


King County sheriff’s deputies were investigating three animal carcasses found Tuesday night along the Kent-Black Diamond Road.

Here’s the press release:

Three animal carcasses were found along the side of the roadway yesterday.  The animals were missing their heads, feet, and tails.  They had also been skinned.

The carcasses were found in the 32200 block of Kent – Black Diamond Road by an employee of a nearby business.

The Sheriff’s Office was called by Pasado’s Safe Haven about 10:30 PM.  A Sheriff’s deputy went to the scene to investigate.

Pasado’s employees took the remains.

Because of the condition of the remains, it was impossible to determine the species.  However the condition is very consistent with how coyotes are skinned by hunters.  It is also common to find animal caresses dumped.  There is no indication the animals had been “posed”.

Near the carcasses were four to five pieces of meat and muscle that obviously did not come from these animals.  Also found was a larger piece of meat that still had  a section of “hair” attached.  It was dark brown and about 12 inches long.

The Sheriff’s Office will be retrieving the carcasses from Pasado to complete the investigation.

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