Bloody, decapitated goat left outside mayor's home in Yakima Co.


    The decapitated goat was left outside the home of Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa. (KIMA-TV News photo)

    WAPATO, Wash. - She says it started with someone driving aggressively in front of her home in the middle of the night.

    Then, she says her family saw some men taking pictures of her house and her 5-year-old granddaughter, outside.

    And now, Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa says bullies have taken it one step further, by leaving a bloody, decapitated goat outside her house.

    "I’m going around my car, and I look, and there’s this animal on the road, and I just kinda looked at it, and I was like, ‘Wow!’" said Roa.

    Roa says this all started happening after a heated city council meeting in February, where she says a handful of people have been known to express their dislike for her and City Administrator Juan Orozco.

    Now that it's progressed to this level of harassment, she says she’s worried of what’s next.

    "How am I going to be able to protect my family? How am I going to be able to do something so that something like this doesn’t come and happen again, or something worse?" questioned Roa.

    Wapato Police Chief Dominic Rizzi says they’re in the middle of investigating the incident of the mutilated goat, and that it looks like it was left there, intentionally.

    "It could be extremely concerning when it ends up in front of the mayor’s house, and there’s been a lot of political turmoil going on in the city, that on its face, it appears that there could be some level of intimidation," said Rizzi.

    Now, he's pleading to the people of Wapato to put an end to what Roa says is terrorizing her family.

    "Let us stop this now, before it gets out of hand. We don’t want someone to get hurt, and we don’t want someone’s reputation to get hurt," said Rizzi. "We don’t want someone to end up getting prosecuted over something because they might have personal feelings toward someone."

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