LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — According to the Fayette County Coroner, a body found near a dumpster on the night of Feb. 17 on Cambridge Drive has been ruled a homicide.
The report from the coroner said the body is believed to be a younger male, and the cause of death is being withheld as the death investigation continues.
On Friday, FOX 56 spoke with Larry Thompson who is a current resident and former maintenance staff worker for the Stone Bridge Apartment Complex.
Thompson said he noticed a black bag near the dumpsters around two to three weeks ago and did not smell anything coming from the bag. He said nobody bothered to check the contents of the bag until Thursday night.
According to Thompson, the person who found the body went out to throw away their own trash that night and decided to throw the bag away as well. That’s when the body was discovered in the black bag.
Property manager of the Stone Bridge Apartments, Barbie Durrum, said investigators told her the body had been decomposed for months.
After the coroner had taken the body away, a member of the apartment complex’s maintenance staff found a foot on Friday that allegedly belonged to the body.
Anyone with information about the death of this individual or with information about unusual activity in the Cambridge Drive area within the past six months should report information to the Lexington Police Department by calling (859) 258-3600.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at p3tips.com.