When your cat goes missing for a long period of time, you want to hope for the best. Maybe Whiskers got lost and was taken in by another family — one that loves him as much as you did. But sadly, if you live in Grand Haven, Michigan, the truth is a lot more upsetting.
A 91-year-old woman was caught with 19 dead cats in her home, all of which were cats that had gone "missing" in the neighborhood. What's more shocking is that she turned a few of them into purses. Even more shocking? The purses aren't actually hideous (just abusive and ethically wrong on every level).
Marjorie Reynolds was thought to be quiet and friendly. She always waved to people in the neighborhood.
But recently, police found 19 dead cats in her home, all of which matched the descriptions on "Missing Cat" posters that could be found around the neighborhood.
The worst part was that she skinned some of these cats and turned them into handbags.
Reynolds insists that she didn't kill the cats, and says that they all died "mysteriously." The 91-year-old has a history of dementia, and is being held in a local senior center for evaluation.
Next time your grandmother tells you that she's getting into "arts and crafts," maybe keep track of the amount of "missing cat" posters you see in the neighborhood.