By Devin Simmons
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday November 18, 2002
Two custodians disposed of a cow's head found at the bottom of the west stairwell in Coronado Residence Hall on Tuesday.
The cow's head had initially been found by a student, who notified a desk assistant. The desk assistant then informed Valerie Ross, a custodian on the premises.
Ross and Elizabeth Raso of Facilities Management cleaned up the scene by putting the head in a trash compactor used by the custodial staff, the police report stated.
"This is the first time I have ever seen anything like this," Raso said.
Raso also reported the unusual find to the University of Arizona Police Department.
Cmdr. Brian Seastone said it was difficult to determine whether the discovery of the cow's head was a legitimate concern or just a tasteless joke.
"I would say that something like this is definitely out of the blue," Seastone said.
Some residents in the dorm had no idea of the discovery, but said that this is a little more out of the ordinary than usual.
"I am not really surprised," said Katie Anicich, a pre-nursing freshman. "I have seen a lot of weird stuff in this dorm, but that is truly bizarre."
Allison Lee, another Coronado resident and a psychology freshman, expressed disbelief.
"I don't believe it ÷ that is really out there," said Lee.
The Campus Agricultural Center, 4101 N. Campbell Ave., has livestock at the facility, but has not reported any cows missing.