Police: Homeless woman found dead in wooded area in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A death investigation is underway in Lexington after a woman's body was found in a wooded area.

Lexington Police say her body was found near Winchester Road and Sir Barton Way around 12:40 p.m.

Police say a 62-year-old woman and her husband were homeless and living in a tent in the woods. Police say when the man woke up on Sunday, he found his wife dead.

"She'd take the shirt off her back and give it to you. She was the love of my life and I lost her," said her husband Charles.

Raymond, a family friend, considered Charles to be a brother and says the news this morning was as harsh as the night before.

"I lost my sister-in-law last night because she froze to death. Do you understand that?"

Both men took refuge at the Catholic Action Center Sunday Night. Ginny Ramsey, the director of the center, says it's a sad day.

"It's a sad day for more than just one reason. A husband lost his wife, friends lost their friend, but the true sadness is that it didn't need to happen and it breaks our hearts here at the Catholic Action Center that we lost one of our sisters, who stayed here at times and stay in what they call their home."

Staff at the Catholic Action Center have been working tirelessly this season to make sure people have a warm place to stay.

"Now we have Charles to care for and he will not be alone in his journey of grief, in his journey of to what's the next step in his life," said Ramsey.

Police say she had a medical history so they are still unsure of the cause of death, but say no foul play is suspected.

The woman's name has not been released.



 
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