Body found along I-65 north of Elizabethtown; police suspect foul play
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found off I-65 near Elizabethtown.
Right now police do not know who the victim is or how she was killed.
Investigators did tell us this. They do not believe this case is connected in any way to the ambush and murder of Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis.
The body was discovered around 9:30 this morning by a mowing crew working along I-65 just north of E-town.
Police will only say the victim had been there for some time, but they say whatever happened to her was no accident.
"There some injuries to her body. that's something our detectives are looking at. But we won't really be able to determine that until they've removed the body completely from the scene and examined it more closely," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Norman Chaffins.
Police shut down the right lane of 65 north for several hours as they searched for clues. This shell casing was discovered a few feet away from the crime scene, but investigators say they have not determined how the victim was killed.
Police do confirm the body was wrapped in some kind of material.
"That's one of the other indicators that we looked at to determine that there was probably suspected foul play," said Chaffins.
Among the many unanswered questions; was the victim killed here or was she killed elsewhere and the body dumped along the interstate?
"That's something that obviously we're going to be looking for but right now, as I said, the only thing that we suspect is we know it's foul play and we're trying to figure out, as you said, whether the body was dumped there or whether it was killed there," said Chaffins.
Investigators hope the medical examiner can provide some of those answers; ethnicity, age, how she died and how long ago.
"Once we get that completed, we will compare it to some of the missing persons reports we have around in our area and some of the outlying areas as well," said Chaffins.
I-65 reopened shortly before 1:00 this afternoon.
Chaffins says because so many E-town officers are involved in the Jason Ellis case, troopers from Post 3 in Bowling Green are helping with this investigation.
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