Elderly woman's death in Garrard Co. being investigated as possible drowning

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GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - An elderly woman was found dead in Herrington Lake Thursday afternoon, after investigators say she wandered off from her home.

The Garrard County coroner says 82-year-old Leona Riff left her home, which is a houseboat at Kings Mill Marina, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The coroner says Riff had dementia, and lived with her daughter.

Around 12:30 p.m., the coroner says someone saw Riff's body in the water, about 200 feet from her home.

The coroner says Riff's body has been taken to Frankfort for an autopsy, but investigators say it's likely she drowned.



 

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