— “There were no tracks and only drops of blood, but the genitals
had been neatly removed from this big, white Charolais bull between
2,200 and 2,500 pounds!”
- T. Walton, Harvey County Sheriff, in Newton, Kansas, December 18, 2015
— “We had a second mutilation, this one in McPherson County about 20 miles from here. Happened last night (December 31, 2015). The eye was removed, uncertain how the cow was killed.”
- T. Walton, Harvey County Sheriff, in Newton, Kansas, January 1, 2016
January 2, 2016 Newton, Kansas - The county seat of Harvey County, Kansas, is Newton, a farm town of about 20,000 people some 25 miles straight north of Wichita. The city was founded in 1871 and named after Newton, Massachusetts, the East Coast home of the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway stockholders. In August 1871, after its founding, Newton became famous for a gunfight in which eight men were killed. That's why Newton historically was called “the wickedest city in the west.” But it also became an important railroad shipping point for Texas cattle.
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