Thirteen are missing and feared dead, as authorities search for clues, in what could be the largest mass murder in the history of Chapel Hill, TN.
Remains of five bodies were discovered early Saturday morning, as the eight survivors, seemingly unaffected by the carnage, lingered in the shade of nearby trees.
The only indication of something unsettling in the air, was the unusually quiet behavior from the survivors.
"It must have been coyotes", said a local resident who requested anonymity for fear of angering the at large suspects.
The remains that were found indicate that all three communities were affected by the violence. "I saw white feathers, red feathers, and gray feathers. Whatever got 'em, didn't discriminate", said investigator, Bob Whirley.
Of the eight remaining survivors, four are white, and four are red. The two males are both missing, leaving those remaining hard pressed for passing on their genes.
"This is what happens when no one is around to watch out for these poor defenseless creatures", said a spokesperson from PETA.
No charges have been made, as investigators scramble for leads in this terrible act of violence.
"We are not ruling out terrorism", said an anonymous investigator. "In this day and age, even crimes like this in a small town, links to terrorism are not discounted."