Homicide investigation at church in Somerset

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 70-year old woman who went missing Thursday afternoon was found dead at a church in Somerset and investigators are calling it a homicide, according to Somerset Police.

The investigation began after Facebook posts by family members indicated that Ruthie Carolyn New was missing.

She was found dead Thursday night in the fellowship hall of the Denham Street Baptist Church in Somerset, according to police.

An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death is scheduled for Friday, according to authorities.

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