Missy went missing on 4 December from her home in Coulsdon and was found dead days later with her head and tail chopped off
A “serial cat killer” thought to be responsible for gruesome pet slayings lured his targets with raw chicken, according to the examining vet.
Deaths of up to 10 cats found decapitated in Croydon and nearby are being investigated by the Met Police.
The vet, who wished to remain anonymous, told BBC News he had ruled out slaughter by another animal.
However, the RSPCA said it was keeping an open mind as to the cause pending further test results due in mid-March.
The vet said he believed a “sharp-bladed instrument” had been used.
It has been suggested the deaths may be the work of the same person – dubbed the Croydon Cat Killer or Cat Ripper by some.
Of the 16 corpses he examined, the vet said, he had been able to link 10 of the deaths, with the most recent examination undertaken on Thursday.
Incisions had been made with a weapon “like a knife, but not a scalpel because the incisions are too long for that”, he said.
Source:: BBC world news feed