Suspect in Tennessee cornfield killing believed to be in NY state

COWAN, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Steuben County, N.Y., are searching for 46-year-old David Gordon Jenkins. He formerly lived in Corning, N.Y.

The Chattanooga Time Free Press reported Franklin County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Chris Guess said U.S. Marshals have focused on the New York region and believe Jenkins is there.

Jenkins is the only one of four suspects still at large in the beating death of Corey Matthews, whose body was found March 24 near Cowan, Tenn.

Sheriff's investigators said Matthews and all four suspects have ties to the white supremacy group Aryan Nations.


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