On January 6th 2012, Fox 4 News from Kansas City Missouri, reported on a cattle mutilation incident which had occurred the day before.
(Excert from KCTV website article)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Kansas City police are investigating a bizarre and disturbing crime involving livestock in the Northland. Someone had entered a private pasture and cut out a cow’s reproductive organs, possibly while the cow was still alive. Rancher Casey Hamilton called police Thursday morning, directing them to a pasture at 120th and Brightwell, just west of Kansas City International Airport. He told them he had separated the 7-year-old cow from the rest of his cattle because she was sick. He had been treating her and said that when he left her at 6 p.m. Wednesday, she was standing and eating. When he returned Thursday at 6:30 a.m., she was dead with two distinct chunks of tissue removed. “For somebody to get a 1,200 pound cow down and do that,” Hamilton said, “they had to know what they were doing with a tranquilizer.” He said there were no bullet holes in her nor signs of rope marks, but there were signs of a struggle. “The cow had struggled on the ground,” said Aaron Brisbane, the veterinarian who examined the animal. Brisbane said he could not determine whether the thrashing came before or after the cow died, but he said there was no legitimate reason for the surgical procedure the animal underwent. Someone had cut out the cow’s udders, bag, mammary glands and vulva. He said that was the only tissue removed. “The way the cuts were done,” Brisbane said, “someone had to have done this before.” He said it appeared the precise cuts were made with a scalpel. “It was too clean to have been done with a knife or a box cutter,” he said.
When I heard about the mutilation and watched the Fox News report, I then remembered Margie Kay the host of 2011’s Midwest UFO Conference I had lectured at, lived near the area. I immediately contacted my sister Debbie who is MUFON’s State Director for Missouri to help me get in touch with Margie and arrange a meeting. As soon as I was able to talk with Margie, I learned she was already on the case.
The following excerpt is from her investigative notes:
( Picture courtesy of Margie Kay )
Mr. Hamilton leases this land from KCI airport, along with other ranchers. The cattle keep the grass low and that discourages deer from the area where they can cause prob-lems for the planes.
He placed this cow in this location to keep her away from the rest of the heard because she had been ill. On Wednesday, January 4 in the late afternoon he and the vet visited the cow to give her an antibiotic, and at that time she was improving and walking around.
The next morning, on Thursday, January 5, Mr. Hamilton found the cow lying dead ap-proximately 50’ North of the gate entrance. The cow was mutilated with her udder and vulva removed. No other part of the cow had been touched. The vet said that there was no blood, and that the cuts had been made with a precision instrument, and that the cow was alive when the cuts were made. He did not know the cause of death.
Mr. Hamilton moved the cow to a ditch out of sight of the road, and placed coyote traps around her. ( Picture courtesy of Margie Kay )
Margie and I had traded emails back and forth and the following is just one of them:
On Jan 10, 2012, at 3:35 PM, Zukowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Unless you can get some formalin to submerge the sample, the sample would be useless for a lab. But!! If you can get some soil samples where the animal was mutilated then that would be great! Each sample about a cups worth near where the Inscions were made then one test sample about 20 yards away from the animal in similar vegetation. Of course take pictures and get measurements of the incisions and ask the rancher which way the head was pointing. NSEW??Chuck Zukowski(Sent by IPhone, Area 51 technology)
By the time Margie and fellow investigator Geremy Pearce ventured out to the investigative site, the mutilated cow had been destroyed. Not being too discouraged, Margie and Geremy still performed a field investigation looking for anomalies and collecting soil samples for me.
Upon receiving the samples, I in turn re-packaged the samples with the necessary documentation and mailed it off to a lab I use for analysis. My intentions are to compare the Kansas City soil analysis with my Colorado soil analysis from the August 2011 Duran mutilation. The Colorado soil showed high levels of Manganese near the animal compared to the test sample which was at least 20 yards away.
As soon as I get the results back from the lab, I’ll send copies to Margie and then post them here on this website.
Category: Cattle Mutilations