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    TN - Hyram Kitchen, 57, Powell, 8 February 1990

    1990 Homicide of Hyram Kitchen

    Initial Incident
    On Feb. 08, 1990, at approx. 6:45 a.m., Hyram Kitchen, who was the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee, was found shot to death in his driveway located at 6608 Northboro Road in North Knox County, Tennessee.

    The victim's wife, Yvonne Kitchen, heard gunshots that morning and called 911. Officers from the Knox County Sheriff Office responded to the scene and observed the victim lying on the driveway suffering from several gunshot wounds. His car was parked in the driveway near the front gate and the engine was running. The victim was going to work when the incident occurred.
    Several neighbors recalled hearing gunshots that morning but no one was observed at or running away from the scene. Another neighbor overheard two voices that morning and it sounded like they were arguing.
    Numerous persons have been interviewed pertaining to this cold case but no solid leads have been developed.
    Victim
    The victim, Hyram Kitchen, was the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee from 1980-1990. He was fifty seven (57) years old and lived in the Powell Community with his wife, Yvonne. Yvonne no longer lives in the State of Tennessee.
    Contact
    If you have any information, please call the Knox County Sheriff's Cold Case Investigations Unit at 215-2243 or e-mail us at coldcase@knoxsheriff.org

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    http://www.wbir.com/rss/article/1702...-still-mystery

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    On Feb. 8, 1990, Dr. Hyram Kitchen was gunned down in the driveway of his Northwest Knox County home.

    "This is just where somebody, it appears to be an execution, come up, bam, bam, bam, bam, no DNA that we can find, nothing that we can link back to someone," said David Davenport, chief of the Knox County Sheriff's Office cold case investigations unit.

    Witnesses reported hearing arguing that morning, and Davenport said it appears Kitchen ran from his killer. His body was found 100 feet from his car, which still had the engine running.

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    Hyram Kitchen was the former dean of the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine and a well-known advocate for the humane treatment of animals.

    If you have information Hyram Kitchen's murder, you can call (865) 215-2243.
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    Police Caution Veterinary College Deans

    Link to the UPI story from 1990:
    http://articles.latimes.com/1990-02-..._college-deans

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMfanforever View Post
    Police Caution Veterinary College Deans

    Link to the UPI story from 1990:
    http://articles.latimes.com/1990-02-..._college-deans
    In this article they talk about how they sent out an alert that they think a militant animal rights extremist group may have targeted him due to his profession, and how they had called the FBI in to assist with the case.

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    Here's a link to an AP article:

    http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1990/An...5b91937b86315a

    In this article, the animal rights groups criticize authorities for speculating that they might have involvement in the murder of Hyram Kitchen.



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