VICTORVILLE ( — Investigators with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department were investigating reports Friday of a severed cat head found in Apple Valley.

The cat head was found Thursday on Ottawa Street between Tamiani and Mohawk, according to Apple Valley Animal Control Officer Kathie Matin.

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The decapitation was not from natural causes, Matin said.

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A note was also found with the head, but it was not immediately clear what its contents were, she said.

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No other details were available.