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Homicide investigation underway after woman found dead in Lexington home

Police are investigating a homicide in the Masterson Station area.
Police are investigating a homicide in the Masterson Station area.(WKYT)
Published: Aug. 31, 2020 at 2:43 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are investigating a death in the Masterson Station area of Lexington.

Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a home on Majestic View where the 56-year-old woman who lives there was found dead inside.

According to the coroner’s office, police are investigating the death as a homicide. The coroner’s office says the victim had been dead for several hours and was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.

Police say investigators are currently following up on leads in this case and believe this was an isolated incident in which the victim possibly knew her attacker.

Police are still gathering evidence and information. The cause of death is still under investigation.

The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

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