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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they are investigating a body found in a neighborhood near the Jefferson Mall.
"I just came in from my a.m. route, and I just seen everything going on," Dana Freadreacea told WDRB News. When she stepped outside with her morning cup of coffee, she did not expect to see crime tape stretched and officers canvassing her neighborhood.
As LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell explains, "When officers arrived they did find the body of a female. We don't know the exact age and we don't know the circumstances at this point -- Homicide investigating at this point."
It's not clear whether the victim lived at the home on Judge Boulevard across from the Jefferson Mall. We're told the person who found her has been interviewed, but police did not call that person a suspect.
When asked whether the victim was shot, stabbed, or beaten, Mitchell replied, "We do not know. The body is in a position where we have not been able to ascertain how this female is deceased."
Freadreacea says her in-laws live inside the crime tape and knew more: "They said they supposedly found them in trash. So it really blew my mind because you don't hear nothing going on around this neighborhood."
Police will not confirm whether the victim was found inside a trash can. However, we do know officers were just in this neighborhood Sunday looking for the woman who is now dead.
That turned up nothing.
Police blocked about a half-mile portion of Judge Boulevard on Monday, talking to neighbors, trying to flesh out some clues. Neighbor Layson Hudnell said, "Don't know what's going on and it hits home. You're really scared."
Freadreacea says her own home was broken into about a month ago and wonders if the quiet suburban community she once knew is a thing of the past: "I've lived several other places in town. You kind of expect some things in some places, but not in others."