Basket of severed animal heads found in Cottonwood Canyon

Jul 16 2013 - 7:00am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A basket with the severed heads of goats and chickens was found near a fishing pond in Big Cottonwood Canyon east of Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports police are stumped.

Unified police Detective Jared Richardson says a woman reported the find last week: the severed heads of six goats and as many chickens, with a nearby bag apparently containing their carcasses.

Richardson says the basket was discovered near Big Cottonwood creek and could have contaminated the city's water supply.

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