Detectives believe they were left between 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 8:50 a.m. on Oct. 17. According to investigators, a 58-year-old man was performing landscaping work at the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church on Jericho Turnpike when he made the disturbing discovery.
In a news release, police said the man found a plastic bag that contained two headless chickens in front of a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
An investigation is ongoing and detectives ask anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.