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Horrific Scene Awaited Police Officers in Philadelphia Home

Horrific Scene Awaited Police Officers in Philadelphia Home

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Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

December 31, 2009

PHILADELPHIA – Officer George Bengal, director of law enforcement at the Pennsylvania SPCA, came out of a Feltonville house yesterday carrying box after box of dead animal parts and skins.

After hours of digging through the dirt in an enclosed back area of the house and searching through the clutter of the house, PSPCA investigators found the remains of about 400 to 500 animals strewn throughout the house or buried in the ground in the back enclosed area, Bengal later said.

The remains included “possibly” the carcasses of two monkeys, he said. The bones of one were found on an altar in a room off the kitchen.

PSPCA law-enforcement officers also found about 100 or more knives, mostly machetes, he said.

Humane Law Enforcement

Animals “definitely” were used in some kind of religious ritual, Bengal said yesterday evening, after the officers finished digging and collecting boxes of evidence.

Authorities are now trying to find the people who lived in the rented house on Front Street near Rockland.

Bengal said that the man who rented the house is believed to have been out of the country for months, possibly in Mexico, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Investigators are also trying to track down the man’s live-in partner and another woman who lived in the house, Bengal said.

All three are considered suspects and could face summary offenses, or possibly misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty, he said.

Earlier in the day, Bengal came out of the house with a cardboard box filled with turtle shells and the skulls and antlers of white-tailed deer, placing the box in the back of his pickup truck.

He went back in and returned with a blue plastic bin, filled with more turtle shells. There was also a dead cobra, coiled with its head held high.

On another trip, he brought out a box with a leopard skin and a deer skin.

“We have uncovered some wildlife remains inside of the property,” Bengal told reporters outside the house. “We’re still digging.”

He said he believed that some of the remains were those of beavers, deer and groundhogs, but said that the carcasses were so badly decomposed that he would not be certain of their species until the remains were examined by a forensic veterinarian. But he later confirmed that the skulls and antlers belonged to white-tailed deer and that the snake was a cobra.


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    soxgirl0150

    over 4 years ago

    226 Comments

    Sick Bastards!

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    creekcop

    over 4 years ago

    1056 Comments

    I think we should do just the same for these freaks and toss them into a den of hungry lions... I would personally pay for their ticket to middle of nowhere Africa!

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    Katz

    over 4 years ago

    8260 Comments

    My thoughts are, didn't the neighbors smell the decaying animals and why didn't they report it? Such stories make me sick! And 436, you are exactly right!

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    ilegworldchamp

    over 4 years ago

    8966 Comments

    Is there no end to peoples inhumanity. How can they live with them selves ?

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    436

    over 4 years ago

    574 Comments

    The real problem with this is they will claim it was for religious practice and claim it was their Constitutionally protected right under "freedom of religion." Extremely disturbing.

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    craig0088

    over 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    Sounds like a Stephen King novel.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Well... May be they are also using COMPSTAT...

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    DarkBlue

    over 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    Misd ??? Should be a Felony charge.

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    RescueNanny

    over 4 years ago

    2646 Comments

    OMG. absolutely horrific. There should be tougher sentences and laws instead of misdemeanor charges for sickos like these people.

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    tamra

    over 4 years ago

    944 Comments

    I only need one emoticon for this one: shocked face look.

    this is scary, sick, unbelievable. and how far apart were their neighbors to not notice or smell anything unusual?

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    cutting_edge911

    over 4 years ago

    582 Comments

    That's insane!

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    36TR

    over 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    There truly are some sick people in the world!!! I agree with Robo: These sicko's need to be caught!!!!

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    This is down right sick.. I hope they catch these people.

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    Robo said it all. these people need to be caught.

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Insane people! They should be placed on a no fly list and also a BOLO at all border checkpoints. People like that WILL end up killing people, if they haven't already. Sick!

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