Fayette coroner investigating body found on roof

Authorities were investigating Monday after someone found a body at a building on South Limestone. | Photo by Kristen Kennedy
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Authorities were investigating Monday after someone found a body at a building on the University of Kentucky's campus.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn had not released the man's identity as of Monday afternoon.

Ginn said a woman notified authorities about 3:30 p.m. Monday after she looked up and saw a man on the roof at 625 South Limestone, the former Lexington Theological Seminary. That building is now owned by UK.

The coroner has not identified the man, and Ginn said he did not know why the man was on the roof.

Ginn said he has not determined a cause of death, but there does not appear to be any foul play.

Lexington fire officials say they used ropes and ladders to remove the person from the roof. The body was sent to coroner's office for further examination.

Monroe, the university police chief, said they have identified the man found on the roof, but the coroner must release that information.

From what they’ve determined, Monroe said the man was not a student. He was sub-leasing from a UK student a room inside a dorm for graduate students.

Monroe said they are in the process of interviewing a student who knows the man to determine how he ended up on the roof.


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