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1 charged with murder in death of missing Pulaski Co. woman

Posted at 2:47 PM, Nov 14, 2019

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Nearly six months after a Pulaski County mother disappeared, police have made an arrest in the case.

On Wednesday, deputies outlined the horrific details of LeeAnna Brumley's murder and who they say killed her.

Brumley's family knew something was terribly wrong when she went missing on May 22. The young mother's social media went silent and on Wednesday, her family found out why.

"It's unbelievable," said Brumley's sister, Faith Duggins. "It's horrible, all we done since May is go through hell about it."

Danelle Powell, 33, has been charged with murder in the death of LeeAnna Brumley. According to court documents, detectives believe that Powell led Brumley to an undisclosed area before shooting her.

Detectives also believe a hatchet was used and that the body was burned at another location.

Bone fragments were discovered in a field off Charter Oaks Road. They have been sent to the medical examiner's office.

Deputies said that Brumley and Powell were staying at Gerald Hendrick's home and on May 22, they believe Powell led Brumley to a rural area and eventually to her death.

Deputies said that Hendrick's and his cousin, Corky Hendricks, will likely be charged in the case soon.

Brumley had a young son and Duggins wants him to know that, even though his mother struggled with drugs, she adored him.

"She loves him. She didn't mean for it to happen," said Duggins. "He's always going to be her little boy."

Powell is lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. Police expect more arrests in the case.