Decapitated Chickens Arranged in Bizarre Pattern
Someone ripped the heads off 26 chickens at a home in the North Pole area, and Alaska State Troopers are wondering why.
Original article posted May 26, 2010
FAIRBANKS - Someone ripped the heads off 26 chickens at a home in the North Pole area, and Alaska State Troopers are wondering why.
The 26 headless chickens, arranged in a 12- to 15-foot-long line pattern that ended in a circle, were discovered Monday in a coop off Sharon Road. There was no sign of the 26 chicken heads.
Three chickens were unharmed, and no damage was done to the coop, according to troopers.
"We have no idea what the thought process was," trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said. "We're looking at whatever information the community has to bring in, whoever did this."
The chickens were infested with flies when they were found and unsuitable for eating. After taking pictures of the crime scene, the carcasses were disposed of.
Troopers have not released the names of the homeowners because they do not know if the chicken killings were meant as a threat.
"This is the first time we've heard of something like this," Peters said. "We won't know what they were doing until we find someone we can talk to."
Those responsible for the chicken killings could be charged with felony criminal mischief.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call troopers at 451-5100.