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Shelbyville police find teenager's body in Clear Creek

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The deputy coroner for Shelby County says police found the body of a 15-year-old girl in Clear Creek in Shelbyville.  Jeff Ivers tells WDRB News the teen is from the Shelbyville area; however, her name is not being released until her relatives can be notified.

A train conductor spotted the body Monday morning in the creek near First and Goodman Streets, police said.

Authorities identified the body late Monday, said Shelbyville police chief Danny Goodwin.  However, they did not release the person's name pending notification of her next of kin.  An autopsy was planned Tuesday morning.  Goodwin said he did not suspect she died of foul play or injuries from a train.

Yellow caution tape was up as investigators looked for more clues around the tracks and area surrounding Clear Creek.

"Our office received a call I believe, from a train conductor stating he observed from the bridge what he believed to be a female body laying in the water face down," Goodwin said.

Police believe the body has been in the water for some time, but can't pinpoint exactly how long.

She was wearing a yellowish colored spaghetti strap top, blue jeans, and black and red Nike tennis shoes.  Police say she had no visible tattoos.

The body found has been the talk of Shelbyville, as neighbors can't believe what happened.  One Shelbyville resident, Lisa Warren, said Monday, "That stuff shouldn't happen around here to nobody."

And Joey Calvert called the incident, "Kind of shocking -- how in the world or why someone would do something like that, or what happened?"

Chief Goodwin said, "At this time I don't have any missing persons in this area reported that match that description."

Warren said, "I hope they find out who done it, I really do."

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