A woman was found dead of a gunshot wound alongside an Estill County road on Saturday, and on Sunday morning, the man with whom she was last seen was found dead in Lexington.
The body of Ellen C. Townsend, 29, of Irvine, was found along Noland Creek Road just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from state police.
State police said Townsend was last seen in a silver Chrysler sedan with Ricky W. Conrad, 44, of Irvine.
At about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Lexington police found Conrad dead inside the sedan, which was parked at St. Joseph East Hospital on North Eagle Creek Drive.
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State police said a gun and property that had belonged to Townsend were found in the vehicle.
Conrad's death is being investigated as an apparent suicide, according to the Fayette County coroner's office.
State police are continuing to investigate Townsend's death. An autopsy was conducted Sunday in Frankfort.