Authorities are awaiting results from an autopsy Thursday on the body of a woman found on a Madison County rural road.
There were no obvious signs of injury, and a drug overdose is suspected, according to the Kentucky State Police post in Richmond.
A passerby spotted the body of Jessica Gentry, 33, of Berea, about 11 a.m. Wednesday beside a car parked at the end of Poosey Ridge Road near the Kentucky River, said Trooper Paul Blanton, the post's public information officer. The location is near a boat dock where the road ends at the river.
Blanton said evidence at the scene suggested that drug use had occurred.
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Blanton said troopers hope that autopsy results can rule out trauma as a cause of death. He said it would be weeks before toxicology results can determine whether a drug overdose was involved.