Neighbors concerned after woman found dead in Okolona home

Published: Aug. 28, 2012 at 3:52 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2012 at 3:58 AM EDT
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Ron Minter
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Joe Riggs
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Police tape around the crime scene.
Police tape around the crime scene.

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OKOLONA, KY (WAVE) - Neighbors described the scene after a woman's body was discovered in an Okolona neighborhood.

Neighbor Ron Minter says the victim's ex-husband frantically came rushing over for help Monday morning.

"He was a mess; shaking and pale and he said I think I found my ex-wife," said Minter said. "He took me back to a garbage can and it looked like blankets and maybe a slip cover which was covered in blood."

What Minter says he and the ex-husband discovered next was grisly to say the least.

"I reached down in there and I felt ears and that done it and I said we're out of here; let's call police," he said.

Neighbors watched as detectives spent much of Monday at the home, carrying out bags and even towing a truck.

"It was pretty wild; I won't want to be that close to the CSI episodes. It's a little worrying," said neighbor Joe Riggs.

Police won't say much, but neighbors say they've been concerned for awhile.

"She wasn't working and I knew she was drinking quite a bit and I said I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't find her dead some day, but I never expected to find something like this happened," another neighbor said.

The question now continues:  who did it, and why. It has people along Judge Avenue now looking over their shoulder.

"I've lived here probably 25 years now and never had any problems at all. It's a very peaceful neighborhood, but anytime somebody dies a violent death it's a terrible situation," another neighbor said.

"I got my concealed handgun license and I carry mine and I got a Rottweiler so I feel safe in my neighborhood but nothing like this usually happens around here," Riggs said.

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