Police: Woman found dead in Laurel County man's home was reported missing early Monday morning

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Aug 30, 2021

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A woman who was found dead inside a Laurel County man's home this week was reported missing early Monday morning.

Police say the victim was identified as 53-year-old Reanna Dodd, of London. Preliminary autopsy results indicate she died of asphyxiation.

Laurel County Sheriff's deputies arrested 47-year-old Scott Edward Pressley in connection to Dodd's death.

Authorities say Pressley bound the woman and then returned the next day and found her deceased. Investigators say that Pressley then covered her in items from around his house in an attempt to hide her body.

Laurel County Sheriff's Lieutenant Chris Edwards and Detective Robert Reed are still investigating what happened.