Fayette County

Lexington police asking for information in fatal weekend stabbing on Elm Tree Lane

Lexington police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in an apartment on Elm Tree Lane.

David Godbold, 56, died at 11:13 p.m. Saturday, according to the Fayette County coroner’s office. He was found in an apartment near the corner of Elm Tree Lane and Bernard Alley.

Godbold was stabbed, according to Lexington police.

Godbold’s death was Lexington’s fifteenth homicide of 2019. In 2018, Lexington had 22 homicides.

Detectives believe it is possible that Godbold’s attacker may have also been injured, police Sgt. Donnell Gordon said Monday.

About 12 hours after Godbold was found, Lexington police were called to a fatal shooting on Florence Avenue. As of Sunday evening, investigators had no information indicating that the two deaths were related, Lexington police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said.

Anyone with information related to Godbold’s death is asked to call Lexington police at 859-258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.