Woman found dead in apartment in Rowan County

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators hope an autopsy will determine how and why a woman died after her body was discovered in her apartment.

The Rowan County coroner says 54-year old Karen Sue Banks was found dead in an apartment on Hartz Mountain Drive after her family and friends reported not hearing from or seeing her for at least a week.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigation.

The coroner says at this point, no foul play is suspected.

An autopsy is scheduled at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort.

The case is currently classified as a death investigation, according to the coroner.

*Note:  The scene photo that accompanies this story is courtesy of Rowan County Coroner John P. Northcutt.

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