Baby Goat Found Decapitated on Franklinton Farm

Published 1:56 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023

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FRANKLINTON, La. – In a disturbing turn of events, Boyd and Kandra Giannini, residents of Franklinton, discovered a gruesome scene on their farm on December 1. A four-week-old baby goat, part of their livestock, was found tied by its hind legs to a bale of hay, shockingly decapitated.

The incident seems part of a series of unsettling occurrences at the Giannini farm. Before this, the family’s Pyrenees mix dog, known for its loyalty and tendency to stay close to home, mysteriously disappeared. Adding to the peculiarity of the situation, on the night of the goat’s attack, their daughter’s car alarm was triggered, which they initially dismissed as a consequence of the rain.

What makes this act particularly baffling is the nature of goats, which are usually vocal in distress. The silent abduction and subsequent killing of the goat indicate a concerning level of premeditation and stealth.

Reflecting on the incident, Kandra Giannini expressed dismay, recalling when safety was a given and doors could be left unlocked. This act of violence has deeply shaken this sense of security. The Gianninis are at a loss about who could perpetrate such an act, especially given their neighborhood’s peaceful and close-knit nature.

If you have any information, please contact the Franklinton Police Department at 985-839-4474 or the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-839-3434.

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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