LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A murder investigation is underway in Somerset, Kentucky after a 70-year-old woman was found dead inside a church.

Police say she had been reported missing just 30 minutes before she was found by the pastor at the Denham Street Baptist Church. Family members say she was the widow of the former pastor of the church.

Mike Correll with the Somerset Police Departments says it was a tough situation to respond to.

"Given the circumstances surrounding this one, the tightly-knit church, the tightly-knit community, you just want to pray for them, pray for the family, pray for this entire community that's been affected by this. It's a sad situation," Correll said. 

Police are not releasing many details at this time, but the death is being investigated as a homicide.

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