SHARPSBURG (KDKA) — Animal Friends Humane Officer Kathy Hecker went to the same Sharpsburg neighborhood where two decapitated cats were found.

This time, Hecker made a grisly discovery near railroad tracks under the 62nd Street Bridge. She found animal parts and a large rodent – perhaps a beaver or muskrat – laid on the tracks with a stake holding it in place.

“The stake was man-made, about two feet long, sharpened at both ends,” she said.

Hecker added that whatever the animal turns out to be, it was definitely run over by a train. Two dead cats were found near the same set of railroad tracks on Wednesday.  The felines were in separate plastic shopping bags and both had been beheaded.

Hecker says the original $200 reward in the cat mutilation case has grown to $2,000 thanks to donations from people who want whoever is responsible for the beheadings caught.

Hecker says she doesn’t know if the cat mutilation and Thursday’s discoveries are related.

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