Coroner releases name of Versailles woman found dead in Lexington motel room

jwarren@herald-leader.comMay 5, 2014 

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The woman whose body was found at a Lexington motel Saturday night was Felicia Walker, 35, of Versailles, the Fayette County coroner's office said Monday afternoon.

A news release from the coroner's office identified the body but listed no cause of death, pending results from toxicology tests. An autopsy was conducted Monday in Frankfort.

Meanwhile, Lexington police said they want to talk with Walker's husband about the case because he apparently was one of the last people to see her alive.

Walker's body was found in a room at the America's Best Value Inn, 5556 Versailles Road, about 7 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said Monday afternoon that officers were not releasing the name of Walker's husband because no charges have been filed against him or anyone else in the case so far.

As of Monday afternoon, police were not aware of his whereabouts, she said.

A motel employee discovered Walker's body when she went to clean the room Saturday evening, police said.

The motel room showed signs of having been disturbed, and Walker's husband was gone, Roberts said Monday morning.

Roberts said Walker and her husband apparently checked into the motel last week, and had spent at least one night there before Saturday. Roberts confirmed that there had been reports of a disturbance in the room.

"Based upon witnesses at the hotel, they indicated that they heard screaming and fighting coming from inside the room," she said. "It appears that the exchange, which we believe to be domestic, reached the point that the woman reported it to the hotel employees."

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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