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KSP: Female Found Dead in Perry County Identified

Posted at 3:00 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 15:08:59-04

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A body was discovered by an ATV rider Thursday evening and now investigators are suspecting foul play, according to a press release from Kentucky State Police.

KSP Post 13 reportedly received a call from a man advising that he was riding his ATV on a trail near Louis Cemetery Road when he discovered a female who appeared to be deceased.

Officials say the preliminary investigation revealed that the female had an apparent gunshot wound to her body.  No identifying information was located at the scene to allow for positive identification.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as that of 32-year-old Mary Katherine Napier, of Vicco, Kentucky.

Anyone with information is urged to contact KSP Post 13 at 606-435-6070. Information can also be shared at any of the Kentucky State Police social media sites or the KSP public web page,