YORKTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Westchester County SPCA was investigating Tuesday after a beheaded goat and several other dead animals were found in plastic bags near a reservoir in the county.

Ernest Lungaro, director of the agency’s law enforcement unit, said the bags were found Monday at a Yorktown intersection by officers of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The city owns and patrols the nearby New Croton Reservoir.

Lungaro said birds and other animals were found in the bags in addition to the goat. Many of those animals were beheaded as well.

The unit is conducting a necropsy to determine more details.

“We’re looking into a lot of different possibilities right now. We just can’t figure out a justified reason for this, especially after they did kill it, to dump it on the side of the road,” Lungaro told WCBS 880.

The Westchester SPCA is still investigating the killing of 25 cats found in bags hanging from trees in Yonkers in April. Tests on three bodies showed they had been killed with blows to the head. Spokeswoman Lisa Bonanno said Tuesday that no arrests have been made in that case.

Last month, a woman discovered four decapitated Canada geese in a New Rochelle park.

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