Timbergrove residents are upset after yet another dead and dismembered cat was discovered over the weekend.
The September 20th discovery is the latest in a string of grisly killings in the otherwise peaceful community just west of the Heights. Jennifer Estopinal, who lives in the adjacent Lazybrook neighborhood and runs a Facebook page about the incidents, told us in an email that the cat's owners "discovered his mutilated remains laid out as a display in center of front yard; no blood."
The cat, a large orange tabby named Buddy, may have had a broken neck, Estopinal wrote. "Cutting instrument used, clean cuts, innards were laid out next to body."
The home is within several blocks of two other killings, according to Estopinal.
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We reported in January, when the last known killing occurred, that roughly 12 cats had been killed since 2009. But Estopinal says she's recorded 23 deaths since 2008.
Houston police officers have been investigating the crimes, but there's not much to go on.
If you have any information on these killings, please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP610 to CRIMES (274637).