LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LMPD investigators are trying to positively identify the body of a woman found dead near the airport.

The body of an Asian female was found badly decomposed in a wooded area near a Super 8 Motel last week, and investigators believe it is 52-year old Young Hee Hye.

She was reported missing in mid-June after only being in Louisville a few months.

Police say Hye lived and worked in the area, and was likely a victim of foul play.

"The area where she was last seen, it's part of the airport expansion so it's a lot of vacant property in what used to be a residential area," said LMPD homicide Det. Mike Lauder. "It seems like there's a decent amount of pedestrian traffic through there, walkers, bikers. And we're just hoping someone ... can help.

Police ask anyone who may have been in the area and seen anything unusual to call the tip line 574-LMPD.

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