Gruesome scene at UGA frat house

Updated: Feb 8


The Chi Psi fraternity house on South Milledge Avenue

By Joe Johnson

Members of a University of Georgia fraternity woke up Friday morning to a gruesome scene on the front porch of their South Milledge Avenue frat house, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

A member of the Chi Psi fraternity called police at 8:33 a.m. to report that someone left animal carcasses on the porch, and the officer who responded found a scene that was much grislier than initially described.

“I observed what appeared to be a skinned canine (domestic dog or coyote) which was otherwise intact,” the officer wrote in the incident report. “The canine only had approximately six inches of fur remaining on the lower portion of each leg.”

The officer documented more savagery:

“There were also three skinned heads (believed to be racoon, one of which had a distinct bullet hole between the eyes, two dead rats, several probable racoon feet, and a variety of entrails.”

The officer also reported finding several pairs of bloody Latex gloves.

Officers from Athens-Clarke County Animal Services arrived to collect the animal remains for further investigation, according to the police report.

The report noted that there were no surveillance cameras in the area where the butchered animals and parts were placed.

A Chi Psi member told police that a deer carcass had been placed on the porch in September, possibly by another fraternity, but the incident was never reported to police.

The incident was being investigated as a case of animal cruelty, according to police, who urged anyone with information to contact Sgt. Joe Geiger at (762) 400-7097 or joe.geiger@accgov.com.

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