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UPDATE: Woman ID'd, man arrested after body found in Lexington

Posted at 2:52 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 11:25:29-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A woman found dead Monday was identified and a man arrested in her slaying, officials said.

The Fayette County Coroner's office said 33-year-old Elaine Costillo was pronounced dead after her body was found shortly after 10 a.m. Monday in a home in the 2200 block of Alexandria Drive.

Kentucky State Police said 25-year-old Kevin Velasco-Gomez was arrested in Simpson County on a murder warrant out of Lexington.

Officials described Velasco-Gomez as Costillo's boyfriend.

Coroner's officials said a cause of death has been confirmed but was not immediately being released pending an ongoing police investigation.

Shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a home in the 2200 block of Alexandria Drive, where a woman's body was found.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling 859-258-3600.