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Off the Wall News: East Tennessee woman’s cow slaughtered on Butchers Valley Road

Jeff Bobo, NET News Service • Nov 15, 2013 at 7:23 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman is hoping someone can help police find the culprits who slit the throat of one of her cows Wednesday, and then cut a large tenderloin out of the cow’s back.

Thelma Matthews told the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office that around noon Wednesday she’d fed several holstein cows in a field off of Butcher’s Valley Road, which is in a far southern area of Hawkins County near the Greene County line.

When she returned to the area she found one of the cows laying about 30 feet from the road in a position which led her to believe it was dead, and not sleeping.

She observed a 5-6 inch gap down its back, and initially she thought it may have been killed coyotes.

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