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Police release photos of dead woman's jewelry in hopes of learning her identity

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Elizabethtown, KY (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are getting tips from all over the country, hoping someone can help identify a woman's body found along I-65 earlier this week.

Police released two photos of her jewelry. Police say the woman was wearing a gold ring.  It has a solid turquoise-colored oval stone surrounded by clear stones.  Her earring resembles a bee or insect with pink and clear stones. They are both unique pieces that police hope are the clues to finding out the identity of the 25 to 30-year-old woman.

Trooper Norman Chaffins with Kentucky State Police says, "We've had some family members come in that may've recognized the jewelry or called in and we're in process of talking with them just to get an identity of the body. That's crucial obviously because that's basically where our investigation is going to start."

Kentucky State Police say tips are coming in from surrounding states and all over the country and also from social media.

Chaffins says, "I know that we've received at least 10 or 15 different ones through tips detectives received that are panning out and we're following up on each one that we've received."

A mowing crew found the woman dead along I-65 near Elizabethtown Wednesday morning. Investigators said she had head injuries.

They have not determined her race yet, but say she has shoulder-length dark brown wavy hair with red streaks. She also had manicured fingernails with remnants of red polish and silver glitter painted toenails. 

She was wearing pink colored sweat pants with white striped trim around the waist and down the outside of each leg. Police say she was also wearing a long-sleeved hooded top with a complex checked pattern of navy, red and light gray in large squares. They say the pattern mimics an old-fashioned crude patchwork quilt with large stitches.

Police believe she was killed days ago. Chaffins says, "We believe she was brought from somewhere else and probably dumped there. We're not releasing any further details on how she was brought there or what she was brought in."

Police say she is between 5 feet, 2 1/2 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. They say she had no tattoos or scars.

After following up on all of the leads, KSP is hoping to identify the victim soon.

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