PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating the sixth incident of a person or persons dismembering cats and placing body parts on fairways at the Port Charlotte Golf Club, 22400 Gleneagles Terrace.
CCSO received a call at 8 a.m. Thursday morning (#6) from the grounds superintendent who said a grounds keepers found the head of a cat on the 14th fairway. Last Tuesday (#5), detectives were called by the general manager when an employee spotted six feet of animal intestines stretched out on the left side of the 14th fairway about 100 feet from the green.
In early October (#1) a cat carcass was found in the middle of the 14th fairway that was decapitated with legs and tail cut off. Near the end of October (#2) another cat carcass was found along a cart path by the 1st hole green, cut from the throat to belly with organs exposed. Neither incident was reported to CCSO; the carcasses had been disposed of.
On Oct. 30 (#3), CCSO received the first call when cat’s legs were found in the middle of the fairway to the 1st hole; these body parts may have been from a carcass found a couple days earlier. Then Nov. 17 (#4) another dead cat was found between the 2nd and 5th fairways; the cat was cut from the throat to belly with organs exposed.
No blood reportedly was found at any of the locations indicating the cats may have been killed elsewhere and then placed on the golf course. CCSO detectives continue their investigation and asks if anyone might have information about these cat killings to please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).