Woman’s death in Estill County being investigated as a homicide

Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 2:28 PM EDT
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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police have released the name of a woman found dead Wednesday in Estill County.

We don’t know how she ended up there, but police were called to Marbleyard Rd. near the Estill/Powell County lines around 10 a.m. Wednesday for a woman who was found unresponsive.

When police got there, they found a woman in the road covered in blood. On Friday they identified her as 50-year-old Cindy Donnela Stevens-Roberts of Ravenna.

They say the state medical examiner has completed the autopsy and her death is a homicide.

“Just for the integrity of the investigation we’re not releasing the manner of death. What I can tell you based on what investigators observed there at the scene is this is going to be investigated as a homicide. And foul play is involved,” Trooper Adam Hall said.

Part of that investigation is whether she was killed on Marbleyard Rd., or somewhere else, and then left out in the country.

“Even if you hadn’t seen her lately but it’s been an acquaintance or a friend of yours for those who may have had contact with her here in the most recent days, we are asking anyone at this time if they would just reach out to the state police detectives,” Hall said.

Hall told WKYT Cindy Stevens-Roberts’ family lives out of state, so it took some extra time to locate them.

Police are also asking anyone who may have been in that area Wednesday morning and saw anything suspicious to give them a call at (859) 623-2404 or contact local law enforcement.

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