Update: Investigators Looking Into Death of Franklin County, Tennessee Man

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – Law enforcement officials in Franklin County continue to investigate the homicide of Corey N. Matthews, 26, Cowan, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon Mar 24

Franklin County Sheriff’s office Investigators along with Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are steadily collecting evidence and moving forward with the investigation. After several interviews and a multitude of evidence being collected authorities now believe this to be a targeted and specific act not a random act.

Person(s) of interest have been identified in this case but names have not been released and none of the suspects is a Franklin County resident. The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released when deemed pertinent and appropriate.

They say authorities found his body in a field near Jackson Cemetery on Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.  Police officers in Cowan began looking for Matthews after family members filed a report saying they hadn’t been able to contact him since the previous evening.

Investigators have ruled Matthews’s death as a homicide.  The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating his death along with the Cowan Police Department.

If you have any information on the death of Corey Matthews, please call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 934-962-0123 or 1-800-TBI-Find.

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