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HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (3/15/19) — Henderson County authorities have identified a woman found in a wooded area near Tillman Bethel Road Sunday.

The Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office and Henderson County Coroner Bruce Farmer revealed they have positively identified the human remains as 46-year-old Vicky Lee Webb of Henderson.

The cause of death has not yet been released as the investigation continues.

Henderson County Sheriff's Office reported Webb had been missing from the Henderson area since Jan. 28. She was last seen in the 100 block of Meadow Street. Her most recent address was listed as unknown.

Detective John Nevels asks anyone with information or had contact with Webb since Jan. 28 to call HCSO at (270) 826-2713.

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UPDATE: HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (3/11/19) — Authorities in Henderson County are still investigating the identity of a woman whose remains were found on the side of Tillman-Bethel Road, nearly a half-mile south of Green River Road No. 2 Sunday.

Authorities believe the woman possibly died within the past month, and are drawing nearer to solving her identity.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reported an autopsy was conducted at the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville today, and results are pending related to the ongoing investigation.

“The remains appear to be that of a middle-aged, Caucasian female with blonde, shoulder-length hair,” Detective John Nevels wrote.

HCSO and the Henderson County Coroner’s Office were able to tentatively identify the woman through a family member, Nevels reported, and they are in the process of positively confirming that information. 

Authorities revealed individuals searching for driftwood noticed the body a short distance off the road. The sheriff's office did not reveal whether foul play was involved related to the death.

Anyone with information concerning suspicious activity along Tillman-Bethel Road over the past month is asked to call HCSO at (270) 826-2713.

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HENDERSON, Ky. (3/10/19) — Authorities were dispatched to Tillman-Bethel Road at 12:30 this afternoon in Henderson, where a body was reported to have been discovered.

The Henderson County Sheriff's Office located human remains in the wood line approximately half mile from the intersection of Green River Road No. 2.

HCSO said the remains appear to be that of a caucasian female.

Coroners also responded to the scene after the body was discovered shortly before 11 a.m. by a passerby. Officials said the body appeared to have been there a couple days.

An autopsy has been scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and this story will be updated when more information is available.

Nick Risley
SurfKY News Reporter

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