Kentucky State Police: Woman found dead behind church


SWAN POND, K.y. (WATE) – Kentucky State Police found a body in a drainage ditch behind Swan Pond Baptist Church Sunday. 

KSP responded to reports of a body found next to the river by Swan Pond Baptist Church members around 11 a.m. 

Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins identified the body as Stacy Hobbs, 33, from Barbourville. 

According to KSP, the State Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death. 

At this time, KSP does not believe Hobbs died as a result of the flooding in the area. KSP also says foul play can not yet be determined. 

Knox County Sheriff’s Department in Kentucky also assisted at the scene. 

This investigation is ongoing. 

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