Lexington police on Wednesday afternoon obtained arrest warrants in the death of Shirley Clemons, 64, of Lexington.
The warrants, for Jack “J.T.” Clemons, 36, are on charges of murder, tampering with evidence, and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Police found the body of Shirley Clemons during a welfare check at her home on River Park Circle about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, her death was ruled homicide by asphyxiation.
Police did not immediately comment on the relationship between the Clemonses.
Neighbor Sheila Nutter described Clemons as someone who would talk to anyone but remained a private person.
“She didn’t meet a stranger,” Nutter said. “She definitely loved all the kids in the neighborhood.”
Clemons gave Popsicles, chips and ice cream to children, Nutter said.
"And she knew Jesus," Nutter said.
Clemons loved gospel music, and her neighbors could hear her singing the songs she loved, Nutter said.
Clemons' death is the city's 12th homicide of the year. Last year, there were 18 homicides in Lexington.
Police are asking anyone with knowledge of Jack Clemons' whereabouts or information about the case to call (859) 258-3600.