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Eviscerated Goat Remains Discovered in Dora Kelley Nature Park

Alexandria Animal Control believes remains were dumped in West End park.

Dora Kelley Nature Park is located at 5750 Sanger Ave. Patch file photo.
Dora Kelley Nature Park is located at 5750 Sanger Ave. Patch file photo.

The eviscerated remains of a juvenile goat were mysteriously found Tuesday within Dora Kelley Nature Park, located in the 5700 block of Sanger Avenue in the Alexandria’s West End.

An Alexandria Animal Control officer responded to the scene and found no entrails or other signs of violence, leaving police officers to believe the goat was disemboweled elsewhere and its remains were dumped in the park.

With no evidence, the case was closed with no suspects.

Anyone with information regarding animal cruelty or neglect within the City of Alexandria is encouraged to report it to Animal Control at 703-746-4444. 

Edmund Lewis July 31, 2013 at 08:26 PM
The observance of Ramadan may have something to do with this slaughtered goat.
NoBS July 31, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Good point, Edmund, but why throw the remains in a public park? No Muslim I know does that.
Edmund Lewis July 31, 2013 at 08:55 PM
They may be a Muslim you don't know. If that is even the source.
NoBS August 01, 2013 at 06:59 AM
I get it, Edmund, I do, but that doesn't seem very hallal to me.
DelRayRez August 01, 2013 at 10:05 AM
Maybe it was a sacrifice in an effort to block Walgreens coming to Mt. Vernon Avenue.

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