Updated: Sep 5
- Illinois, USA -
The Batavia Police Department arrested 36-years-old BRENNAN K. LOEFFLER (pictured), accused of killing a defenseless cat by running over him/her several times with a motor vehicle.
According to a media release by the Batavia Police Department obtained by Voice For Us, on the late morning of Friday, August 4, 2023, police responded to a business in the 900 block of West Wilson Street in Batavia after they received a report about a deceased cat inside a box found in the business’ dumpster.
Video surveillance from the business revealed a gut-wrenching scene. Footage showed that on the late evening of the day before, a male deliberately drove over the cat, inside a cardboard box, several times then proceeded to discard of the furbaby in the dumpster.
The cat was microchipped and investigators were able to identify his/her guardian. An investigation led to LOEFFLER, a relative of the cat’s guardian. LOEFFLER was identified as the male seen in the video committing the vile act.
LOEFFLER, who resides in the 500 block of South Harrison Street, turned himself in to the Batavia Police Department on the morning of Saturday, September 2, 2023, and was transported to the Kane County Jail. Court records show the same day the murderer attended the bond hearing via Zoom and was released on his own personal recognizance. Records further show that the murderer is scheduled to appear at Kane County Circuit Court on September 22, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Elizabeth K. Flood.
The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office filed against the murderer one felony count of animal torture, one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals, and two misdemeanor counts of violation of animal owner’s duties.
Authorities did not disclose the name of the furbaby, so I took the liberty of naming him/her Bellflower for the tribute image. Should his/her given name be made public, I will rectify it accordingly.
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LOEFFLER's mugshot provided to Voice For Us by the Batavia Police Department.
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