A Lexington woman has been identified as the unknown body found off Old Lexington Road in northern Madison County.
Kentucky State Troopers found 39-year-old April Arnett on Saturday night around 9 p.m. State Trooper Robert Purdy said Arnett wasn't reported as missing, but that detectives are still trying to determine what happened.
"We had detectives out there yesterday and last night," Purdy said. "If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area in the past couple days prior to the body being located, give us a call."
Purdy said they were still waiting on test results from Arnett's autopsy.
Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison said the body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort on Saturday. While Cornelison has said foul play is expected, he couldn’t release any further information.
The area near Old Clays Ferry Bridge on Old Richmond Road was blocked off by police for several hours on Saturday as investigators swept the area, making sure not to miss any evidence.
Anyone with information about Arnett or with information that would be pertinent to the investigation, is asked to contact the KSP Richmond Post at 859-623-2404. The ongoing death investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Adam Hall.
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In addition to the Arnett death investigation, KSP is still seeking information regarding the death of 58-year-old Abdul R. Muzaki, of Canada.
Muzaki was found dead in the cab of his semi-truck in early July at the Exit 95 Shell Mart. Purdy said they have no new information regarding the case, almost 60 days after Muzaki was first found.
The initial investigation by KSP indicated that the 58-year-old parked his semi-truck in the parking lot at the corner of KY-627 and US-25, north of Richmond. A press release states that during the overnight hours, an incident occurred and Muzaki was fatally injured.
Muzaki was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cornelison, and taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. Purdy said that based on the preliminary investigation, things found at the scene and the initial autopsy, there was enough to conclude that Muzaki did not die from natural causes, according to a previous Register story.
Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, Purdy said they weren't releasing details of Muzaki's death.
Troopers are asking anyone who saw any suspicious activity near the Exit 95 Shell Mart between the hours of 9 p.m. on July 1 and 5 p.m. on July 2 to contact KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Detective Charles Brandenburg.
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