A group of rabbis has issued a statement saying that it wants to know how many dogs were sacrificed and that the bodies of the victims were “disappeared.”
The statement from the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) comes on the heels of the announcement by the city’s police that they have found the remains of the first dogs to be discovered.
The Rabbinical Commission for Human Rights in the United States said on Friday that it has found the bodies, which were found at the site of a kosher market.
In its statement, the group said that “the bodies of all the animals were burned on the ground, and there was no sign of any injuries to the animals or any signs of violence.”
The RCA’s statement, which has not yet been released, added that the remains were discovered in “an abandoned warehouse with signs of the kind of violence practiced by the Jews in the 19th century.”
The city’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Avi Dorei, said on Saturday that the victims had been shot.
“I believe the victims died in an unknown manner,” Doreid said, adding that he did not know the cause of death.
The bodies of at least 12 dogs were found on Thursday at the warehouse, according to The Associated Press.
One dog’s bones were found, but Doreidi said he did “not know the identity of the victim” as of Saturday.
The investigation into the incident has been turned over to the RCA, which will decide whether to prosecute the officers involved.
The city of Brooklyn has had a history of anti-Semitic attacks and hate crimes against Jewish residents in the city, including the killing of a young man on Christmas Day in 2013 and the murder of a rabbi in 2015.