Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

June 29, 2013

Woman's body found behind Hobby Lobby

RUSSELL — Officials are releasing few details about the discovery Saturday afternoon of a woman’s body in Russell, including if it is linked to the reported disappearance Wednesday of a local woman.

Greenup County Coroner Neil Wright confirmed only that a female body was found Saturday afternoon in Russell. He said the body was immediately taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy to be performed Sunday.

He said the identity of the body is not known and will be released after the family is notified. Wright declined to release any additional details, including where the body was found or by whom, citing an ongoing police investigation.

“I don’t want to say anything that might jeopardize the investigation,” said Wright.

The body was reported to be found by a couple in a grassy area along the creek behind Hobby Lobby at 433 Diederich Boulevard. Police and first responders had a heavy presence in the area Saturday, which continued to be taped off to the public on Saturday night. Wright would not confirm those reports.

He would also not confirm or deny if foul play was suspected or if the body was linked to the disappearance of 40-year-old Russell resident Mary Dixon. He deferred questions to Russell Police Department Investigator Adam Davis, who could not be immediately reached for comment.

The Russell PD issued a press release Friday night asking the public to be on the lookout for Dixon, who they believed to be in danger.

Dixon was last seen Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m. at the Subway restaurant along Diederich Boulevard. Police said Dixon had no cell or credit card activity since her disappearance. Her vehicle was still on the Subway parking lot.

CARRIE STAMBAUGH can be reached at (606) 326-2653 or by email at cstambaugh@dailyindependent.com

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0723bcfair0083.jpg Boyd County Fair in full swing

    Arriving at the Boyd County Fairgrounds last night, ears were filled with the sounds of children’s laughter, grown-up chatter and the screams of those individuals brave enough to partake of the weathered rides.

    July 22, 2014 4 Photos

  • Cans, trailer and moving dollies reported stolen to APD

    A thief targeted recyclables in a heist at the Pollard Place group home Friday.

    July 22, 2014

  • McConnell co-sponsors bill to protect correctional officers

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell co-sponsored legislation to help protect correctional officers and staff at Federal Bureau of Prison facilities.

    July 22, 2014

  • School discrimination suit settled

    A former Greenup County schools custodian has settled his federal racial discrimination suit against the school district, but the terms will not be made public.

    July 22, 2014

  • Family trip detour provides military thrill for 10-year-old

    Jeremy Crawford’s idea of a good time is a seat beside his papaw, watching their favorite World War II movies.

    July 22, 2014

  • Highlands marks year of progress

    This time last year, the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center was facing an eviction notice. Now, the museum is celebrating a year’s worth of progress where not only does it have ownership of its Winchester Avenue building, but is seeing an upswing in exhibition attendance.

    July 22, 2014

  • First lady recognizes Morehead

    Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear said Morehead’s achievement in finally reaching Trail Town certification exemplifies the strength and dedication of the small town community during her address Tuesday at the Rowan County Arts Center.

    July 22, 2014

  • Local in brief: 7/23/14

    The inaugual Ride for Autism will be Aug. 23, starting and ending at Callihan’s American Pub & Grill at the Kyova Mall, including a stop at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0723trailtown.jpg First lady recognizes Morehead Trail Town status

    Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear said Morehead’s achievement in finally reaching “Trail Town” certification exemplifies the strength and dedication of the small town community during her address Tuesday at the Rowan County Arts Center.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • McConnell co-sponsors bill to protect correctional officers

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell co-sponsored legislation to help protect correctional officers and staff at Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities.

    July 22, 2014