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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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