A Lee County woman was shot to death Monday night near Beattyville, Kentucky State Police said.
Troopers identified the victim as Patricia C. Lutes, 36, of Beattyville.
Officers said a neighbor heard a gunshot about 6:30 p.m. Monday and found Lutes lying on the pavement on Ky. 2016.
Lutes was pronounced dead by the Lee County Coroner's office, according to the Kentucky State Police post in Richmond.
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The case is being investigated as a murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond state police post at (859) 623-2404.