Police in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, said Friday that the bodies of more decapitated cats have been found in Nishi Ward.
According to police, elementary school students who were playing in Shiroyama Park on Tuesday found a cat's body abandoned at the base of a tree, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The bodies of several decapitated cats have been found three weeks in a row since July 10, within a one-kilometer radius in Nishi Ward. All the cats were three to six months old, police said, adding they believe the cats were killed somewhere else and their bodies abandoned in the neighborhood.
Police have stepped up patrols in the area and are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the perpetrator.© Japan Today