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Still waiting on ID of woman found dead near Lexington dumpster

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police were reported to be going in and out of the apartment building that backed up to the dumpster. They appeared to be interviewing some of the residents, but it wasn't immediately clear if they found any useful information.

Fayette County coroner Gary Ginn told WKYT's Tim Johnston that the body was in a state of decomposition, and that it appeared to have been moved there by another person.

We're told they hope to have more information to release after results come back from the state medical examiners office.

However, little more than that is being released, and Ginn said finding more evidence will come with it's own set of challenges.

"Her body has been there for some time and is in stages of decomposition, so that will make it difficult," he added, "I think it's probably more than a day, definitely. I think the neighbors have been complaining of the odor for several days, (but) I'm not sure how many."

"The closer I got the worse you could smell it," described Kelly Flannery, who lives in the area and came to see what all of the crime scene tape was about.

"(I) Can't imagine that somebody would have that inside them to do that to somebody. It's terrible," he said.

While the body is decomposed to a point where Ginn said he cannot even determine a race, he does believe that the Monday morning autopsy will bring some details to light.

"I've got confidence that we'll be able to find a lot of good evidence and we'll be able to identify this person."

Finding the victim's identity is certainly one problem, but finding who might be behind this possible homicide is another and police will have their hands full with that.

Investigators are asking that if anyone knows of a missing female or has any other information regarding this case to call the police.

The latest from a Lexington Police spokesperson is this is still considered a death investigation.


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