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Serial cat killer? 7 feline deaths in Washington can be linked, researchers say

A seventh cat was found mutilated and killed in the state of Washington on Sunday, sparking fears of a serial cat killer.

(Pasado’s Safe Haven)

A cat was found mutiliated in the state of Washington on Sunday, marking the seventh gruesome death in the area since February of this year.

Harley, a somewhat bewildered 20-year-old tabby cat who was deaf, was found dead in the West of Olympia, Q13 Fox reported.

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Thurston County Joint Animal Services said Harley was the seventh cat found mutiliated and killed in the area in the past six months.

Another cat, Olly, was found dead on Friday, about a mile away.

The number of deaths as a result of all occurrred in Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater.

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An officer with animal services, told the news outlet the cats were found cut from their stern to the genitals with their spines removed.

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“I feel for the owners of animals because I am an animal owner myself and just the way these animals died is very horrible,” Officer Erika Johnson said.

The authorities believe that a serial cat killer may be to blame in the seven murders. A case of October is also supposed to be connected according to Q13.

One of the cats — Olly — reportedly fought back against her attacker. Johnson said that they sent samples from under the cat’s slaws a crime lab to check for the possible DNA of who killed her.

A $3,000 reward is being offered by Thurston County Joint Animal Services, Pasado’s Safe Haven and Washington’s most Wanted for more information about the suspected killer that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information can call county animal services at 360-352-2510 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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