Newsweek, The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting that someone is mutilating and killing cats across Washington state. As we go to press, 13 cats have been found “brutally killed and left on display” in public places. A reward of $36,000 has been offered for more information. The killer could face two years in prison for each cat killed. “There have been past cases where perpetrators were caught that turned out to be serial killers,” says Ben Elkins, a major crimes detective with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, in the Times. “Is that the case in this? We don’t know, but we’re not taking any chances.” The killings are believed to take place between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.