The missing person's case of a Johnson County woman that was found in Knott County has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.
The body of Christina Barnett, 34, of Sitka, was located just east of Hindman, on September 25. Her body was sent to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and positive identification. Preliminary results from the autopsy confirmed the identity as that of Christina Barnett.
Barnett was reported missing to KSP by family members, on September 19. A search party located the body on September 25. That sparked a death investigation by detectives.
Once the preliminary autopsy report and identification of the victim were confirmed, the death investigation transitioned to a homicide.
The investigation is continuing by KSP Post 13 detectives.