Body found at storage facility confirmed to be missing woman

Body found at storage facility confirmed to be missing woman
Police said they haven't found Sheena Baxter's body, but said they have "overwhelming evidence" that there was a homicide. (Source: WKYT/Family photo)

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT/WAVE) - A body found near a storage facility was confirmed to be a missing woman.

The medical examiner confirmed to WKYT the body of Sheena Baxter was found near where her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Hicks, lives.

The storage facility is located off Lancaster Road, near the Richmond Church of Christ. Hicks lives down the road.

Joseph Hicks, 53, is accused of robbing and murdering Sheena Baxter on Valentine's Day.
Joseph Hicks, 53, is accused of robbing and murdering Sheena Baxter on Valentine's Day. (Source: WKYT/Scott County Ky. Detention Center)

Hicks was indicted Tuesday for the murder of Baxter.

Baxter disappeared a week ago Friday. She was last seen outside her sister's home. Baxter told her sister she was going to step outside and never came back in.

“I’m just so sorry that it took something like this for everybody to know, even for me, that Sheena was loved and that everybody cared,” Baxter’s sister, Christa Crumley, said.

Police held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to provide updates in the case. They said then that they hadn’t yet found Baxter’s body, but there was an “overwhelming amount of evidence” that there was a homicide.

"I'm traumatized, I'm not going to lie," Crumley said after the press conference.

But as the investigation continues and more details about the murder are revealed, Crumley said she wants Baxter to be remembered not for what happened to her, but for who she was.

"We were day and night, but that's the thing, something I couldn't be, she could," Crumley said. "She made up for where I was lacking."

The coroner’s office said they did not have any details to release right now on the identity of the person.

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