Sheep improperly disposed of after being eaten for religious purposesPosted: Updated:
Sources told Eyewitness News that the Middletown Police Department knows who disposed of more than two dozen carcasses of sheep and goat parts along a remote road in Middletown.
However, as of Tuesday night, an arrest had not been made and the investigation by the Middletown Police Department is ongoing.
On Nov. 28, police received a call from Wesleyan University film students who were shooting a horror movie in the area of River Road when they discovered the bad smell.
In the backyard of a vacant home, police discovered 26 sheep and goat carcasses piled up in black bags. The bags remained on the property Tuesday.
As police hone in on the illegal dumper, investigators confirm to Eyewitness News they believe the animal remains originated from a business in Bloomfield where poultry, goats and other livestock are sold.
The owner of the business Abdul Musid told Eyewitness News that he paid a man $700 to properly dispose of the carcasses.
"He said don't worry about it, we're going to take it legally," Musid said.
During this time of year, the sales of lamb and goat traditionally increase as the Muslim community purchases more meat during the holiday season.
"The Islamic people come and buy the lamb for the holidays," Musid said.
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is also investigating the incident.
The property owner told Eyewitness News that he's been working with both the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the city of Middletown to help with the carcass removal and they should be gone this week sometime.
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