A gruesome story coming out of Grand Haven, Michigan has residents at this small town shocked and disturbed. Marjorie Reynolds, 91, was described as a quiet elderly women who waved at strangers and neighbors as they walked by. But Reynolds had a more sinister nature, as neighbors are learning, after 19 missing neighborhood cats were found dead in her home. Not just dead, however, but skinned and cured – with some of them made into purses.
Yes, purses. Reynolds explained to authorities in her recorded confession that she had taken up a hobby of “arts and crafts.” Reynolds said the neighborhood cats would come to her all the time so she would feed them. But it was when one of the neighborhood cats died, that she brought it into the house and decided to “not have it go to waste.”
“She said the first handbag turned out so beautiful, that she kind of got hooked on it,” said Detective John Williams of the Grand Haven, Michigan Police Department. “She is still denying that she killed any of the cats, just that they just all ‘mysteriously died’. But were having trouble believing her, 19 cats is a whole lot of dead cats.” Reynolds reportedly has a history of dementia and family members are saying that her mental issues definitely played a role. Reynolds is currently being held in the Haven Senior Center under mental evaluation.