Man found dead in Franklin County - WKRN News 2

Man found dead in Franklin County

Posted: Updated: March 28, 2013 7:43 PM
Corey Matthews, 26 Corey Matthews, 26
COWAN, Tenn. -

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigation after a body was found in a field Sunday afternoon.

The body was identified as Corey Matthews, 26, of Cowan, Tennessee.

Police had initiated a search for Matthews after family members had contacted the authorities concerned because they had not had any contact with him since the prior evening.

Authorities said that he died of extreme head trauma after the State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy.

The situation has been ruled a homicide and is being investigated by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cowan Police Department.

After several interviews and an analysis of evidence, authorities believe this to be a targeted and specific act, not a random act.

Person(s) of interest have been identified, but names have not been released.

The crime is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 934-962-0123 or 1-800-TBI-Find.

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