UPDATE: Coroner locates next-of-kin for Lexington man

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UPDATE: (12/20/18, 3:54 p.m.)

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says it has located the family of William Franklin Rankin.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says it needs help finding the next-of-kin for a man who died recently.

According to the coroner’s office, 70-year-old William Franklin Rankin died of a cardiac event Wednesday.



The coroner’s office believes Rankin’s wife, Rhoda, developed dementia and moved to another state, but it’s unknown if she is still alive.

The coroner’s office says Rankin may have a brother who lives in Lexington but the office does not know his first name.

If you have information, contact Gary Ginn at (859) 455-5700.