Lexington Police say an autopsy will reveal exactly how a woman died and how long she had been dead after she was found at the parking lot of a Lexington apartment complex Monday.
The woman’s body was discovered in between two cars in the parking lot of The Village apartments on South Locust Hill Drive near the Walmart off Richmond Road around 9:00 Monday morning.
The Fayette County Coroner’s Office said it appears to be a natural or accidental death. Police say an autopsy will determine how long the woman had been outside and a cause of death. Homicide detectives were also on scene, which is standard procedure in a death investigation.
Lexington Police said a FedEx delivery driver first noticed the woman down between two cars and then asked for the help of two men working for a moving company to check a little closer. One of the men said they tried getting the woman’s attention and when that didn’t work, they reached down to check and realized there was no response at all coming from her. They called 911 and the fire department responded, confirming she was, in fact, deceased.
There were reports from witnesses who saw her out walking around Sunday night.
The scene has since been cleared.