SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Officials in Sacramento are raising the alarm after finding more decapitated animals along the city’s light rail tracks, bringing the total number to more than a dozen since January.
On Saturday, a light rail operator saw someone get out of a white van and place the animals by the railroad tracks.READ MORE: Young Graduate Beginning His Career Killed by Falling Tree in Burlingame
Gina Knepp, who manages the Front Street Animal Shelter and Animal control for the City of Sacramento says there was a young goat, or a pygmy goat with its head lying next to its body. There was also a bag of dead chickens, a headless rat and decapitated catfish.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Fatal San Mateo RV Storage Lot Shooting
“There is absolutely a proven nexus between people who intentionally harm and mutilate animals, almost like it’s a gateway drug, and then move on to harming people. Many many many serial killers started that way,” Knepp said.MORE NEWS: Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
The grisly findings add to a number of decapitated goats, birds a turtle and even cows in parks, remote areas and along light rail tracks in the region in recent months.