Authorities investigating Lexington woman’s drowning

MT VERNON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are trying to figure out how a Lexington woman drowned in a 2-foot-deep creek in rural Rockcastle County.

Rockcastle County Deputy Coroner Bill Dowell told the Lexington Herald-Leader ( they don’t think foul play was involved in the death of 41-year-old Amelia Jones.

She was last seen Saturday in Richmond. Her body was found about 7 p.m. Monday in Crooked Creek, just off a gravel road and near her vehicle. Dowell said the stream had been swollen earlier by rains and it is unclear how deep it was when Jones drowned.

Dowell said the car wasn’t in the creek and it is unclear how Jones ended up in the water. Officials also don’t know why Jones was in Rockcastle County.

She was reported missing by a relative on Monday.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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