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Possible Serial Cat Killer Sought by Authorities in New Jersey

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    Search for Suspect in Cat Killings

    There is a search for whoever is responsible for the brutal killing of two cats in Asbury Park. Jamie Roth reports.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 22, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Authorities in New Jersey are asking the public's help in helping identify a possible serial cat killer

    • According to prosecutors, the two black and white-colored cats, approximately both a year old, were found dead on a garbage can in NJ

    • Monmouth County prosecutors say that evidence collected at the scene suggests this may not be an isolated incident

    Authorities in New Jersey are asking the public's help in identifying a possible serial cat killer.

    The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office SPCA Division and the Asbury Park Police Department began a joint investigation on Feb. 18 after the SPCA received a call from the police department concerning the death of two young male cats.

    According to prosecutors, the two black and white-colored cats, approximately both a year old, were found dead on a garbage can near the 1200 block of Grand Avenue in Asbury Park.

    Both cats suffered significant trauma, prosecutors say, adding that evidence collected at the scene suggests that this may not be an isolated incident.

    Authorities urge anyyone with information on who harmed or owned the animals is asked to contact either the Monmouth County SPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline at (877) 898-7297 or the Asbury Park Police Department at (732) 774-1300.

    Additionally, anyone who wishes to make an anonymous report can call the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers' confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400 or they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.

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