BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Disturbing new details are revealing more about a possible animal cruelty situation in Butler County.
Officials are being cautious about what they are revealing at this point since it is an open investigation, but they have indicated that they're looking at the situation as a crime.
In July, neighbors and animal rescuers reported that animal bones and decaying carcasses were discovered along railroad tracks near Vannest Avenue in Middletown.
Since then, neighbors have reported seeing more and more skeletons showing up there. One woman even said that she spotted a dead dog that was seemingly tied to the tracks earlier this week.
"It's frightening that they're just killing these people's pets over and over," Robin Rook with Joseph's Legacy rescue said.
From cats to canines, the majority of the remains scattered along the tracks are concentrated to a certain stretch of land.
"It's evil. It's just evil," Rook said.
That, combined with new leads and fresh tips, is enough to lead investigators to believe that what's happening is no coincidence, and in fact, appears to be a crime.
Some neighbors have also mentioned seeing dead deer along the tracks that appeared to be cut apart.
Rescuers are hoping that whoever is responsible is caught, charged and sent to jail.
Anyone with information is asked to come forward and report it to the Butler County Dog Warden.