From Iceland — Mysterious Cat Killer Strikes Again

Mysterious Cat Killer Strikes Again

Published August 12, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Mathias Erhart/Wikimedia Commons

The mysterious cat poisoner who sparked great concern in south Iceland last year has apparently struck again – exactly one year from the day they first killed.

RÚV reports that two cats were found dead in south Iceland yesterday, victims of an apparent poisoning. Of particular concern to the police is these cats were found exactly one year from the day mysteriously poisoned cats were first discovered in the town.

Oddur Árnason, the chief of police in south Iceland, told reporters they are doing everything in their power to catch the culprit. They are asking the general public for any tips or leads that might help them, which can be sent to

As reported, about a dozen cats were poisoned in Hveragerði last year. The only clue so far has been a fish fillet, found near the scene of the last cat death in 2015, which was dyed a strange blue color. Dead birds were also found near the fish fillet, prompting authorities to believe the fish was used as the poison delivery medium.

“I don’t really know what to say,” cat owner Aðalstein Magnússon told reporters at the time. “I am so angry and hurt at the same time. Either there is some very sick individual in our town who’s having fun killing animals, or he tossed this [fish] up onto the roof to kill seagulls but it fell to the ground. Whatever it is, it’s not smart.”

Police are investigating with the aid of veterinary officials.

Support The Reykjavík Grapevine!
Buy subscriptions, t-shirts and more from our shop right here!

Show Me More!