Decapitated chickens found at Berks County cemetery

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 20, 2014 5:19 AM
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(Fleetwood) -- A disturbing discovery has been made at Berks County cemetery.

Decapitated chickens, pennies, pieces of coconut and heart candies were found on the grounds of the Berks County Memorial Gardens in Maidencreek Township. 

Northern Berks Regional Police Officer Chuck Hobart says two decapitated black chickens were found Monday with pennies and coconut pieces spread around the remains, and dozens of dead chickens were scattered throughout the cemetery. 

Police believe it may be some sort of religious ritual but vandalism and possibly animal cruelty charges could be filed against the perpetrator. 

There are also reports of items that have gone missing across the cemetery but police don't know if there is a connection.

Patrols will be stepped up until the case is solved.

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