BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Folks in Belleville are wondering who, or what, killed more than a half-dozen kittens discovered near a city park late Tuesday.
A woman walking her dog made a grisly discovery after her pet picked up a scent.
She found the bodies of dead kittens, seven in all,- near some railroad tracks.
Their bodies were lined up all in a row.
According to police spokesman Sgt. Don Sax the kittens may have been killed “by an animal”, and were later discovered and lined up by someone, perhaps a child.
He says it appears the kittens died as a result of trauma, but an exact cause of death and whether a crime was committed have yet to be determined.