Four dead kittens found on an Oceanport Road on July 1, were not the victims of animal cruelty, according to authorities.

Photo courtesy of Popcorn Park Zoo Rescue

Investigators initially thought the kittens had been thrown from a moving car window, after a resident alerted the Monmouth County SPCA about encountering the remains during the morning rush on Monmouth Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue near the Little Silver border, according Ross Licitra, the agency's Chief of Police.

Authorities continued going door-to-door each day, seeking information and stumbled upon a homeowner with a sophisticated surveillance system that captured what happened, according to the Asbury Park Press. The footage revealed the kittens had fallen on their own, from the engine compartment of a sport-utility vehicle, without the motorist even being aware. No one will be charged in the incident.
The investigation was conducted by the SPCA, the Oceanport Police Department and The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.