Posted: Mar 14, 2013 6:18 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Mar 14, 2013 6:26 PM
State Police are working a "death investigation" after a Letcher County mother of two was found dead Thursday morning on the side of a road.
Connie Webb Elswick, a mother of two had just married her boyfriend last year. She had also taken on the role of stay-at-home-mom, devoting herself to her son and daughter.
"They were her life and her world and you could tell," Elswick's sister-in-law, Leah Webb told LEX 18, describing the 35-year-old as friendly, outgoing, and knowing no strangers.
"I've actually been with her before and she'll see somebody that needs a coat and pair of shoes and she's either got it in her car ready to give to them or she'll take it off and give it to them," Webb said.
Elswick was found dead around 3:30 a.m. Thursday near her home on Cram Creek Road. Her husband, Roger Elswick was later arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment in connection with the incident.
According to an arrest citation, Roger Elswick told State Police the couple had gotten into a fight and he "got into his vehicle to leave." He claims Connie "jumped onto the trunk of the vehicle" and he "traveled down Cram Creek Road with his wife on the trunk." Elswick says he "pulled into a parking lot after he thought his wife had jumped off the car." Investigators say it's equally possible she fell, leaving them waiting for autopsy results, which are expected as early as Friday.
"We all love her so much and we're gonna miss her and God has a plan and a reason," Webb said.
Funeral arrangements for Connie Webb Elswick are expected to be made Friday.
Roger Elswick declined LEX 18's request for an interview from the Letcher County Jail.