Body Found Outside Lexington Storage Unit

The cold weather may have lead to a woman's death early Wednesday morning in Lexington.

A customer at the Handi Self-Storage on West Tiverton Drive found the woman's body around seven.

The woman has been identified as 51-year-old Janice Kidd, Managers say she had only rented the storage unit for a few weeks. We're told she had moved to the area from Florida.

The last time Kidd was seen alive was 10:45 on Tuesday night. At that time, the manager told her she needed to leave the property, but it appears she didn't listen to him.

Exactly what happened is still unclear, but there's speculation that Kidd tried to spend the night in her truck. When it ran out of gas, she went to the manager's apartment for help.

The coroner says they don't know exactly how she died but say Kidd may have slipped and hit her head and later died from exposure. He says she had taken off several articles of clothing, which is a sign of hypothermia,

An autopsy is planned at the state medical examiner's office. So far, there is no word on funeral arrangements.


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  • by John Location: Holmes on Jan 31, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    Why should the manager be ashamed? Why should he take care of the woman? He told her to leave the property. There are plenty of places to go if your homeless. Not his fault she was homeless.
  • by louise Location: ky on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    "IF" the woman went to the manager, why is she now dead? hope the police find out what really happened.
  • by Kelly Location: Lex on Jan 31, 2008 at 06:38 AM
    I'm with you Cat. Shame on that manager. I don't know how he can live with himself. This whole thing is so sad.
  • by whitleyg Location: owsley on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    of all the weird places for someone to die and for some weird reason a storage company how in the world could someone have died in a storage company, now there goin to be passin laws sayin you have to be accompanied to the storage bins!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 at 05:24 AM
    im so sad about this happening, it is surely a tragic accident
  • by Cat on Jan 30, 2008 at 01:06 PM
    I hope that the management can live with themself. I think that it is ashame, that we being the richest country in the world, we have so many homeless people and people like this lady in this country.

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