Body found in home on Virginia Avenue

Body found in home on Virginia Avenue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A dead body was found in the basement of a Louisville home, Louisville Metro police confirmed Thursday.

The body was discovered Wednesday night during a search of a home in the 3200 block of Virginia Avenue.

An autopsy was being conducted Thursday to confirm the victim’s identity and how that person died. Investigators said the body had been there for “quite a long period of time."

Part of the investigation took place overnight. Some neighbors told WAVE 3 News they were awakened by police and questioned for any possible clues.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has not yet released the victim's name.

It’s not yet clear what led police to the home.

More details are expected to be released as the investigation continues.

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