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Coroner Finds Deceased Man’s Next-of-Kin

Posted at 10:13 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:22:16-05

UPDATE: Relatives of William Franklin Rankin have been located. Thank you for your help!

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Fayette Co. Coroner seeks the identity of the next-of-kin of a deceased man.

William Franklin Rankin, 70, died of a cardiac event Wednesday. It is unknown if Mr. Rankin’s wife, Rhoda, is alive. The coroner’s office believes that she developed dementia and moved to another state.

It is believed that Rankin has a brother who lives in Lexington. The office does not know his first name.

If you have information, contact Gary Ginn at 859-455-5700.