Staff at the Temple Hills Country Club in Franklin, Tennessee were treated to a disturbing scene as they were preparing the club for the day’s activities. At around 9:20 a.m. a call was placed from the country club to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), reporting a deer carcass in the bottom of the facilities pool.
Despite having no evidence via surveillance video, the pregnant and skinned animal was believed to have been dumped in the pool sometime overnight. When the animal was first found, it was relatively unclear as to whether the animal had been shot, hit by a car or died of natural causes before it was so disturbingly disposed of.
“It’s bizarre. It would take a pretty sick person to go to that length,” club member Kristi Foster told WKRN. “It’s not hunting season so it’s kind of strange they’d be out looking for deer.”
Since the incident, staff at the country club had TWRA officials safely remove the carcass for analysis and worked diligently throughout the week to have the pool open for this weekend’s activities.
The following day, reports surfaced that three people are now facing charges stemming from the investigation and with the help of local tips.
At this time, the identity of the individuals has yet to have been released and each of the accused is facing at least one count of illegal harvesting.
We will update the story as more information is released.