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Durham police probing discovery of decapitated livestock in Pickering

Last Updated Aug 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm EDT

A beach in Pickering where police said decapitated livestock was found, Aug. 8, 2017. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

Durham police are investigating after several decapitated animals were found near the Lake Ontario waterfront in Pickering on Monday.

Citizens called police at around 10:30 a.m. after stumbling upon the headless animals in the area of West Shore Boulevard and Beachpoint Promenade.

Police tell 680 NEWS a goat and several chickens were found.

“We’re still trying to figure out exactly what happened to these animals, how they ended up there. We’re still in the early stages of this investigation,” Const. George Tudos explained.

Authorities said it doesn’t appear the animals were part of a holiday Monday barbecue.

“It doesn’t appear that they were being utilized for eating, from what we found on the scene, so yes it’s a little bit concerning,” Tudos said. “We want to get to the bottom of this and try to figure out exactly who did this and why the animals ended up here.”

Animal Services was called to remove the carcasses.

Blurred image of a goat found on a beach in Pickering, Aug. 8, 2017. CITYNEWS/Amanda Ferguson

Blurred image of a chicken found on a beach in Pickering, Aug. 8, 2017. CITYNEWS/Amanda Ferguson

If you know anything call Durham Regional police or Crime Stoppers.

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