May 25, 2022

State Police Investigate Killing of Four Alpacas at Ivoryton Farm

ESSEX— State police are investigating the apparent killing of four alpacas on the Applesauce Acres farm at 99 Bushy Hill Road in the Ivoryton section.

Police were called to the farm, located near the Incarnation Center camp complex, Friday around 7:50 a.m. The alpacas, which are related to camels, were found dead in a pasture area at the farm.

Police and officials with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported the animals had been stabbed. The farm, which is owned by George MacLauchan and his daughter, Sara, has had more than two dozen alpacas on site at one time. At least a dozen alpacas remained at the farm after Friday’s incident. The incident is under investigation by Resident State Trooper Kerry Taylor and state police at the Westbrook Barracks.