Pizza delivery driver Elizabeth Hutcheson stabbed 50 times

Murder victim: pizza delivery worker Elizabeth Hutcheson, 27, was found stabbed and bludgeoned in a doorway of an address to which she had been taking an order

Police in Georgia have arrested two teenagers in connection with the murder of a Domino's Pizza worker who was stabbed 50 times and bludgeoned as she delivered an order to them.

The stabbing took place on Thursday evening as the victim, 27-year-old mother-of-one Elizabeth Hutcheson, was delivering pizza to an address in the small city of Cedartown in Georgia.

Cadedra Cook, 18, who lived at the house, and a 15-year-old boy whose name police are not releasing, are in custody in Polk County Jail on murder charges.

Police said a pizza order was placed by telephone at Domino’s shortly before 9 pm on Thursday and Ms Hutcheson was the delivery person sent.

Ms Hutcheson was found bleeding in the doorway of the house at around 9.15pm by police officers conducting a traffic stop nearby who rushed to the scene when they heard her screams.

She was pronounced dead at Polk Medical Center. 

Police said both attackers fled on foot after the stabbing, and after a search overnight involving many different police teams, officers apprehended the teenagers at around noon yesterday in a nearby field.

'We had been one step behind them most of the night,' Cedartown Police Department Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome told reporters. 'We were finally able to catch up to them.'

Newsome told the Cedartown Standard investigators were looking for a motive for the killing.

Each suspect is currently charged with one murder charge, but he added: 'There will probably be more charges.'

Crime scene: Elizabeth Hutcheson was found stabbed and bleeding in the porch of this house in Cedartown, Georgia where she had gone to deliver pizza

Crime scene: Elizabeth Hutcheson was found stabbed and bleeding in the porch of this house in Cedartown, Georgia where she had gone to deliver pizza

Ms Hutcheson lived in Cedartown with her fiance and her four-year-old daughter. Her fiance said she took the job at Domino's in order to support her daughter, Fox News reported.

Newsome said money was taken from Ms Hutcheson in the incident, but the amount was so little that he couldn’t see that as being the only motive. He also said it couldn’t yet be determined whether the killing was premeditated or not.

'It's been 15 to 18 years since we've had a something this violent,' he said. 

Arrested: 18-year-old Cadedra Lynn Cook and a 15-year-old boy were tracked down by police yesterday, less than 24 hours after pizza delivery worker Elizabeth Hutcheson was found stabbed to death on the doorstep of Cook's house

Arrested: 18-year-old Cadedra Lynn Cook and a 15-year-old boy were tracked down by police yesterday, less than 24 hours after pizza delivery worker Elizabeth Hutcheson was found stabbed to death on the doorstep of Cook's house

Newsome said he could not confirm or deny that Ms Hutcheson knew Ms Cook or the youth, or whether the youth was the same boy involved in Ms Cook’s arrest in March.

Polk County Deputy Coroner Tony Brazier said Ms Hutcheson’s body had multiple stab wounds to the head, chest and torso, told another local paper, the Rome News Tribune.

He said it was 'one of the most senseless crimes' he had ever had to work on.

Ms Cook, who also lives in Cedartown, was charged with interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in that incident, according to jail records. She was released on bond on 20 March. 

Records indicate that Ms Cook hasn’t gone to court on those charges.

Newsome said Ms Cook had not appeared to be violent in previous police interactions.

'This would be out of the ordinary for her,” he told the Cedartown Standard.

Polk County District Attorney Bobby Brooks said he hasn’t yet decided whether to try the boy as an adult.

Ken McIntyre, a spokesman for Domino's Pizza, said that the corporation was informed of the stabbing last night and was likely to offer to pay Ms Hutcheson's funeral expenses.

'We were horrified. An innocent person losing her life is just beyond words,' Mr McIntyre said. 'Are prayers go with the family.'

When asked about the risk to employees delivering pizza, Mr McIntyre said Domino's gives training programmes to its employees and encourages drivers not to carry more than US$20 with them.

'We have been delivering pizzas for 52 years, and there's a lot we do, but what we can't do is eliminate evil,' he said.

By Lena Sullivan 06/09/2012 07:25:00

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D 06/10/2012 05:11:27
Evil.... Look at how evil she looks. She emits it. These children's parents should also have to pay for this. Who raised animals like this?? These two are not children of God. I hope these two suffer eternally. Evil is what this world is coming to and it is because of things like this that you know humanity has lost God. I feel horrible for this woman and I hope that God will protect her in heaven. I pray that her baby and fiance will have help in their lives to overcome this.
Lau 06/10/2012 05:15:16
Put them to death. Or will that be too hard because Obama going to ask for kindness towards these two because they could be his son or daughter???
Pissed off civilian 06/10/2012 11:36:22
This poor woman has delivered to my house on several occasions and was a very sweet and respectful lady. It breaks my heart to hear of this horrible action being committed to her. I agree with the other comment that the two should be killed and when it comes to people like this in the world, I can not see how "We" as the people have to have mercy on them and be "Humane". If no one else wants to, then I would be more than happy to make them suffer before ending their pathetic life. This world we live in isn't perfect, fair or humane like some leaders and their sheep would like to believe. It needs either a good cleansing or for the rest of us who are sick of people like this to make an example until the savages understand that it will not be tolerated any more. My heart goes out to her family and mostly her child that will never know the mother who loved her.
ya right 06/12/2012 17:13:28
i work for Dominos, and Dominos DOES NOT offer a training course whatsoever..what bs..maybe if we were allowed to protect ourselves and carry a weapon, this girl would still be alive.
j 06/15/2012 12:26:29
I too work for Domino's and like you said, I have NEVER seen or even heard of this video..
Intelhonest 06/13/2012 06:40:01
Glad no one had a firearm or someone could have been seriously injured. Oh wait, someone was. Not trying to say a firearm could have made a difference one way or the other. The comment is meant to get people thinking about the real problem and not be redirected by the media who wants to make us think the problem is some inanimate object. Why so much media attention over the Martin/Zimmerman case and you can hardly find this mentioned on the national media outlets? Part of the reason is this incident doesn't involve a firearm and the "controversial" topic of people trying to defend themselves. When it is a clear cut case of pure one way violence and breaking the law, people and the media just go ho hum, nothing we can do about it. Sad, no, it is sickening.
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donita 06/18/2013 15:57:16
Typical assailant...
mikeal 06/18/2013 15:58:52
Look at the piece of dirt that murdered her. Why am I not surprised at what the killer looks like.
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