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Teen found dead near Residence Inn along Newtown Pike

Police presence on Newtown Pike
Posted at 7:15 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 09:41:11-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Fayette County coroner reported Sunday morning that a teen was found dead near Newtown Pike in Lexington.

18-year-old Mykel Waide was found near the Residence Inn.

Police said this is being treated as a homicide investigation.

The Tates Creek basketball team tweeted that Waide was a former player of theirs who was supposed to start his first year in college at the University of Louisville tomorrow.

Officers are redirecting traffic from the area.

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