I first heard started hearing about this story from my high school kids over a month ago, and I immediately figured it was one of those urban myths kids like to tell. But I looked into it and saw some news reports on the case in the smaller neighborhood newspapers. I’d link to the articles I found then, but they’ve already been archived.
Eventually bigger news outlets started reporting that tortured and mutilated dogs have been getting dumped at cemeteries for the past six months. At least 10 dogs have been found at the Lee’s Summit cemetery, alone.
NBC Action News reported on 3/29:
The Sheriff’s Department said officers were close to catching a suspect and had planned a surveillance operation to nab him or her in the act, but officers said another local media outlet ran the story before they could set the surveillance.
Various breeds have been discovered, Montgomery said in a press release Saturday, and none could be connected with any known missing dog reports.
I almost posted a story on it, but decided I’d wait and see if any more dog carcasses showed up.
One just did:
One of the earlier reports I’d read included a mutilated dog carcass that had shown up in a Kansas City neighborhood, that they thought might have been connected to the Lee’s Summit ones as well.
Something very creepy and evil is afoot in my community. Dog owners need to be on high alert.