UPDATE: Coroner identifies woman found fatally shot


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department says a woman found on the side of a road Tuesday night was fatally shot.

Police were called to the 5900-block of Tates Creek Road at around 9:20 p.m. after someone spotted a person on the ground near the road.

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When they arrived, officers found a woman dead, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified her as 39-year-old Rachel Preston.

The coroner lists her death as a homicide and say she died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates the shooting may be drug-related but say they have no suspect description or motive at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lexington Police Department at (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.