published Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Man slain in Franklin County, Tenn.

The death of a man whose body was found Sunday in Franklin County field is a homicide and an investigation is under way, authorities said.

Searchers found the body of Corey N. Matthews, 26, of Cowan, Tenn., in a field next to Jackson Cemetery around 2:30 p.m. CDT, according to a news release from Sgt. Chris Guess in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

He said family members had reported Matthews missing since Saturday evening.

The sheriff’s office is investigating along with the Cowan Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Guess said.

Anyone with information on the slaying is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 934-962-0123 or 1-800-TBI-Find.

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