CONCORD (BCN) — Officers are looking for suspects involved in fatally strangling two chickens at a Concord Elementary School just before Thanksgiving, a police spokesman said.

Two chickens were found murdered the morning of Nov. 24 at El Monte Elementary School at 1400 Dina Drive after a custodian reported spotting them, Concord police Lt. David Hughes said.

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When police arrived at the school, they found the door to a chicken coop inside the campus had been pried open and two chickens killed.

“They looked strangled to death, but not otherwise mutilated,” Hughes said.

About four other chickens were running loose in the school.
No one knows why the chickens were killed and police have no leads, Hughes said.

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“I don’t believe this is related to anything that’s happened recently,” he said. “We don’t have a string of chicken killings we’re investigating.”

Police believe the chickens were killed between Nov. 23 and 24.

Anyone with information on the chicken killings is asked to call Concord police at (925) 603-5865.

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