Jennifer Millman

Mystery Box-Leavers Torment Resident of Wealthy Connecticut Community for Year: Police

What to Know

  • Cops in Westport, Connecticut, are trying to crack a bizarre case
  • Two people keep leaving boxes at random on a homeowner's front lawn, authorities say; it's happened for the past year
  • It's not clear if anything was inside the boxes; anyone with information is asked to call 203-341-6039

Police are asking for help identifying two people in a bizarre mystery that has plagued a homeowner in a wealthy Connecticut town for the past year. 

They keep leaving boxes on the person's front lawn. 

Authorities in Westport say boxes have been left in the Franklin Street yard on random occasions over the past year.

Some of the boxes have contained headless chickens, according to Westport police. 

It's not clear why the boxes are being left on the lawn, but police say the headless chickens may be tied to religious or cultural rituals.

Police say there is no reason to believe the homeowner is being targeted.

Footage released by police shows two people walking down the street. One of them, who appears to be a man, pauses when he reaches a fenced yard. He lifts a medium-sized cardboard box over the fence, places it down in the yard.

Then he walks off in the direction of the Westport train station. 

Authorities ask anyone with information to call 203-341-6039.

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