LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—A headless rooster was found on a beach here, marking the latest in a series of decapitated animals discovered in the area over the past week.
The carcass of the rooster was found Wednesday morning, officials said. Lifeguards last week also found decapitated goats and chickens that were wrapped in bags. The goats weighed about 30 pounds each.
Authorities are unsure if the animals washed up on shore or were placed there.
"We are looking at all kinds of things—Halloween prank stuff, kids or cold, ritualistic-type activities," police Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. Fishermen who try to attract fish with animal blood were ruled out because police determined that if that were the case, the heads would be found too.