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Monday, July 22, 2013
Cow Mutilations in Western Missouri Baffle Ranchers
Recent cow mutilations in western
Missouri have ranchers concerned about the loss of their livestock.
Henry County rancher Lyn Mitchell is baffled by the mutilations of
two of her cows in the past nine days.
Kansas City, Missouri July 19, 2013
Location of cow found July 10
On July 10, 2013 Lyn Mitchell arrived
at her ranch in Northwest Henry County, West of Warrensburg, and
found a six-year old healthy Black Angus cow lying dead. The cow's
udder, anus, reproductive organs, ear, and tongue had been removed
with precision, yet no blood or fluids were found on the ground. Lyn
found an article on animal mutilations written by Chuck Zukowski, so
she promptly contacted Chuck, who lives in Colorado. Zukowski
forwarded the case to Kansas City resident and investigator Margie
Kay and fellow investigator Larry
Jordan visited the site and took soil and grass samples to be
examined by a lab in Colorado. They found a strange black outline
around where the cow had been lying on the ground that looked like
burnt grass. An unexplained large imprint in a cow pie was found by Jordan. No samples were taken from the cow, who was badly
decomposing and had been moved to a different location.
related that a calf was found mutilated with tissue and muscle
removed from the jaw, and the tongue removed in December of 2011 in a
Imprint in cow pie
On July 19, Lyn Mitchell called Margie
Kay to report that yet another of her cows was found dead. Kay and
Jordan arrived just after the sheriff and veterinarian completed
their investigations. The veterinarian told Mitchell that the teats
had been cut from the udder, the tongue was cut out, and an incision
had been made between the front legs with the heart lying outside the
body. There was little blood in the chest cavity or heart, which is
very unusual. The vet explained that he could not identify the cause
of death, but that it definitely was not caused by animals due to the
precise cuts on the cow. Kay and Jordan found no blood on the scene,
which would normally be found if the cow had been mutilated at that
same location. No tracks from vehicles were found, and the only
entrance gate to the property was locked.
Lyn Mitchell is distraught over the
loss of her cows. She said “I don't understand why someone would
want to do this to an animal, or how they accomplished it.”
Mitchel said that each cow was worth approximately $2,000, not taking
into account the future calves they would have produced. She pointed
out that all three mutilated animals were very healthy and the best
of her stock.
Cow found on July 19
A similar cow mutilation near Rich
Hill, Missouri occurred on April 10, 2013. This involved a cow with missing udder, female organs, and tongue.
A cow mutilation near
KCI airport was reported to local media January 5, 2012 and was
covered by local news. Kay and another investigator found a 2”
indentation in the hard ground where the cow was lying, indicating
that the animal may have been dropped from above. Two more cow
mutilations occurred n Southwest Missouri in 2011 and 2009. The land
owners live on the property and report seeing large craft or balls of
light in several locations, which they cannot explain. In all of the
above cases, the cows were mutilated in a similar manner, there were
precision cuts on the animals, and no blood was found in the area.
All of the locations are rural, with limited traffic and
accessibility, and gates are always locked.
Other similar incidents have occurred
in Missouri, and it is believed that Missouri was one of the first
states to report animal mutilations in the 1960's.
Lab testing in past cases has shown
changes in the soil, where it has become non-water soluble. This can
only occur if extremely high heat is applied to the ground, and so
far there is no explanation for this anomaly.
Kay set up a new website where
people can report incidents at animuteinv.blogspot.com.
Anyone with information about animal
mutilations is invited to contact Margie Kay at Quest Investigation