Body found at known homeless camp in Lexington

Body Found
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police say a body was found at a known homeless camp Friday.

Lexington Police say officers were sent to Newtown Pike and Third Street around 5:00 p.m. after a man was found dead.

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Police say they aren’t sure if the man was homeless, despite where his body was found. Family members told investigators the man has a history of illness that might have played a part in his death.

This is the second body found in Lexington on Friday. A homeless man was found dead under the I-75 overpass on Winchester Road after he was spotted sleeping there.  The coroner’s report says the man froze to death in single-digit wind chills.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at