Jensen Investigations have provided an interim report after two days on their background investigations concerning the notorious Sage the Cat torture death case. Jason’s conclusion will dismay many people who want justice for this sweet cat. I quote a valued visitor to this site, Michele, who in comment sums up the feelings of many:
“….he has cleared everyone in the family after 2 days. I am appalled and angry. How could he possibly do that in 2 days? He is treating people who donated to his fund like they are idiots. He claims they don’t have a violent history to abuse animals. Animal abuse isn’t done out in public and discussed by the perpetrator. I am so angry right now and feel very deceived. Many vets have stated that there is no way that Sage ever left that house with the injuries he sustained, let alone crawled home and went through the pet door as his owner claims. Many believe that one of the owners slammed his head into the wall when they got angry about something which is why his nose is black and his face is pushed in. Jensen Investigations should be ashamed of themselves, he cleared all of the suspects in 2 days? OK, so now what? A random maniac went to that neighborhood and knew exactly when and where Sage would be? He really must think people are idiots.”
Jason K Jensen was hired to investigate the crime because the police have paused or ceased their investigations. He has provided a brief updating report on the Facebook page of Justice the Sage Neighbourhood Watch.
To quote, he says:
“We’ve received numerous tips and inquiries concerning the Sage the cat torture death. Thank you for your interest. Here’s an update. We concluded our background investigations and have ruled out the possibility that anyone inside Sage’s home was responsible for his death. None of them have the violent history that would be consistent with the monster who tortured this feline. The person that did this was extremely angry and wanted to send a message to someone living there. Now to the next stage, we will be scheduling a meeting with Clearfield police investigators. Please stay tuned.”
As you can see, he has ruled out the possibility that someone living in the home tortured Sage. In previous posts I had initially stated that someone tortured Sage just outside the house and then put him through the cat flap so that he was found inside the home by the cat flap. Subsequently, in another post I felt certain that somebody known to Sage’s owner living, in the home at the time, had tortured and killed the cat. It appears that I was incorrect.
Those who were living inside the home at the time of the crime are, it seems, free and clear and no longer suspects at least as far as Jensen Investigations are concerned.
We will have to wait for the next interim report from Jensen Investigations once they have spoken to the police. One thing seems certain: the perpetrator of this crime knew Sage’s owner very well and wanted to make some sort of statement against her. Sage was used a tool in a war between people. But we should remain open to alternative scenarios. There may be a twist in this story.
I will do my best to update people as soon as I hear the news.
Click on this LINK to see the series of Sage articles in date order (the latest is the one at the top).