body discovered brownUPDATE: MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (3/11/19) — Authorities have released the indentity of the female body found this morning at Mammoth Cave National Park.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Mariah Amber Decru of Park City.

The investigation into the cause of death is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Louisville Field Office along with the National Park Service. Investigators are awaiting information from the Medical Examiner's Office.

Rita Dukes Smith

UPDATE: MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (3/11/19) 5 P.M. —The FBI Louisville Field Office is working with the National Park Service in the ongoing investigation into what authorities are calling a "suspicious death" at Zion Hill Cemetery near Park City Road in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Mammoth Cave officials said a person contacted Barren County Glasgow Dispatch at 9:40 a.m. to report finding an unresponsive person in the cemetery. Park City Volunteer Fire Department responded and contacted the Mammoth Cave Park Rangers at 10 a.m. saying there was a deceased, white female apparently in her 20s at the location.

Officials haven't determined the cause of death and are awaiting a medical examiner's report. The victim's identity is being withheld pending family notifications.

The cemetery and surrounding area were closed for several hours as investigators gathered information.

Rita Dukes Smith


MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (3/11/19) — The FBI is investigating a body found in Mammoth Cave National Park in Barren County today.

The National Park Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigation so far has learned that a white female in her 20s was discovered by a citizen and repoted to the Barren County Glasgow Dispatch.

Park City Volunteer Fire Department notified park rangers around 10 a.m. of the incident.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

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