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Body of missing Eastern Kentucky University student found in Scott County

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Posted at 7:41 PM, Mar 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 14:32:51-05

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The body of a missing Louisville woman was found Thursday in Scott County, police said.

Police said 19-year-old Lauren Reesor was found dead on Watkinsville Lane in Stamping Ground near where her car was located during a search on Tuesday night.

Police said no foul play is suspected at this time.

Reesor's vehicle was found following a complaint about a parked car on private property. The vehicle was towed. Roughly an hour and a half later, Louisville police called to notify that the license plate of the car matched the car of a person who had just been reported missing.

Reesor's body is being taken to Louisville for autopsy by Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death.