Cat found dead with bound paws, multiple stab wounds; JCPD searching for suspect(s)

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Johnson City Police Department is looking for the person or people responsible for a disturbing scene left in the parking lot of a funeral home.

At 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Johnson City Animal Control and JCPD responded to a report of a dead orange and white tabby cat left in the parking lot of Appalachian Funeral Home at 800 E. Watauga Avenue.

The cat reportedly was found with its back two paws bound with duct tape and multiple stab wounds.

According to a post from the Washington County Animal Shelter, the cat suffered from head trauma, and a bloody screw driver was found near the body.

A spokesperson with animal control said that the last vehicle spotted in the parking lot around that time was a green four-door truck with a camper top.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should send in their tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 423-434-6158 or by texting the code 423 JCPD along with the tip to the number 847411 (TIP411).

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