Suspicious cat deaths under investigation in Pima County

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Officials with the Pima County Sheriff's Department say they are investigating multiple instances of suspicious cat deaths.

According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the deaths were reported in the area of the 4200 block of N. Flowing Wells Road.

The first incident, according to PCSD, was reported in mid-July, when a cat was found dead in the area, with obvious signs of trauma and abuse. Since the report, a second and third cat have been found in the area with similar defects.

In addition, PCSD officials say there was a fourth cat that was found dead in the same area, but they have yet to determine if this death is related.

An investigation into the incidents is underway. Anyone with information can call the Pima County Sheriff's Department.