Trash bags filled with decapitated chickens and goats were discovered on Long Island over the weekend — likely the grisly remains of animal sacrifice rituals, cops said Monday.
An occult specialist who works with authorities in such cases has said animals are often sacrificed as part of black-magic rituals against targeted individuals.
Animal control authorities contacted police after finding the latest remains roughly 100 feet south of the Northern State Parkway in Melville, Suffolk County.
Suffolk police said the black bags contained the rotting carcasses of five beheaded chickens and two decapitated goats.
A variety of fruits and vegetables — also believed to be used in the rituals — were found nearby.
“The Suffolk SPCA has investigated many cases of animal sacrifice over the years,” the agency said in a statement.
The organization has worked with occult specialist Marcos Quinones when investigating similar cases in the past, and he has said such discoveries are usually tied to rituals targeting specific people.
The Suffolk SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for any information that leads to a bust in the case.
The perpetrators would face animal cruelty raps if collared.
Those with tips are asked to call the SPCA at (631) 382-7722.