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Beheaded Goat Found in Cary

Posted August 25, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Police are trying to figure who left a beheaded goat on the side of the road near the Raleigh-Cary border. Many local residents are wondering if the killing is the work of some sort of cult.

Someone walking in the woods made the startling discovery Sunday afternoon. The walker came upon a burnt pile of feathers, apparently from a chicken, and vegetables strewn on the ground looking like some sort of offering. Also found in the same area was the body of a goat, headless with its feel tied together.

Greg Nixon and his family live near the site of the gruesome discovery. Nixon says it's something he's never heard about in the area. He says he wonders what kind of people are doing such things and also wonders what they might do next.

WRAL-TV5'sMark Robertswill have more on this story on WRAL-TV5 at 5:30 p.m.

Photographer:Bill Jensen