Dead animals in South Bend alley shot with BBs and pellets

South Bend police are still investigating a case involving 21 dead cats, squirrels and rabbits found in piles and hanging from trees in an alley.

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 4:10 p.m.

The South Bend Police Department announced that many of the 21 dead animals found in a South Bend alley last month were shot with BBs or pellets, according to WSBT.

Investigators believe that a person may have trapped the animals in the alley and used it as a dumping ground. Purdue University is continuing to perform autopsies on the animals.

Rabbits and squirrels were found dead March 27 in an alley in the 700 block of E. Indiana Avenue after all the snow had melted. The animals were grouped together, scattered around or hung from trees, leading neighbors to believe that they animals had been killed. The South Bend Police Department released a statement last week which said that they have identified a person of interest after receiving more than a dozen tips

A Maryland group named Alley Cat Allies has offered a $750 dollar reward for any information leading to the identity of anyone who may have been responsible for killing the animals. 

Read more about the investigation from WSBT.

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