NACOGDOCHES, Texas -

Two teens have been arrested in connection to cruelty to animals.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested two people in connection to cruelty to animals, officials said.

According to officials, the sheriff’s office began an investigation after a dog went missing near Cr 769 in Nacogdoches.

Investigators discovered that dog had been killed in a “cult style manner” by 17-year-old Mark Ainsworth and 18-year-old Delaney Walters.

The dog had been tied up and skinned in a tree.

A cat and three kittens were also killed in a satanic ritual.

Ainsworth and Walters confessed to the crimes .

The duo was arrested on five counts of cruelty to animals charge.