Police: Thief stealing, murdering San Jose pet cats

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Courtesy of KRON

SAN JOSE (KRON) — San Jose police said a heartless thief is stalking a South Bay community and stealing cats.

Surveillance video has caught a thief in the act twice. And owners are distraught, saying they just want their companions back.

At least three cats have gone missing in the past 10 days. Detectives were out in the Cambrian Park area of San Jose working to track down who neighbors in area believe could be a serial cat killer.

For Miriam Petrova, not knowing the whereabouts of her cat of more than seven years, is crushing.

“What happened, and why?” Petrova said.

And for Janice McKimmie, the heartbreaking feeling of losing a pet is overwhelming.

“You can’t fathom someone could do something like that to an animal,” she said.

Now, the only thing that reminds Petrova of her beloved GoGo is the cat food that sits outside her door.

“We didn’t see him for a day, and we saw the tape shows see this horrible crime,” Petrova said.

Security cameras on her property caught this footage back on the evening of Sept. 21.

“You can see a car do a U-turn,” Petrova said. “GoGo was lying here, and you can see a man walk up and grab him.”

For McKimmie, the pain is slightly different. Her cat, Beardsley, went missing on Saturday.

However, she was able to track him down using a microchip. But how their loving cat of more the three years was found is disturbing to say the least.

“He died with a bag around him, and rock on top of the box,” McKimmie said.

Beardsley’s body was in the same neighborhood Miriam’s cat GoGo was snatched from. It’s 5 miles away from where Janice lives.

A necropsy showed Beardsley died of blunt force trauma.

McKimmie said Beardsley was found without his collar, as if the thief took the collar as a trophy.

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