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Two found dead in house on Military Pike in Fayette County

The first of two bodies found Monday in a house on Military Pike was loaded into the coroner's van.
The first of two bodies found Monday in a house on Military Pike was loaded into the coroner's van.

Two people were found dead Monday morning in a home at 3904 Military Pike in Fayette County, but police said foul play was not suspected.

"We're not looking at a home invasion or anything like that," said Lexington police Sgt. Scott May.

The names of the people, a man and a woman, were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

No cause of death was made public. Deputy Coroner Shea Willis said the Fayette County Coroner's Office was waiting for toxicology results before releasing more information.

The Fayette County coroner's office and police were called to the scene about 10:25 a.m. Monday after a landlord went to check on the people who lived there.

The single-story home sits among rolling hills and farmland between Lexington and Versailles. Laundry was hanging on a clothesline behind the home.

The landlord owns the farm on which the house is located and employed at least one of the people who was found in the home, police said.

The owner came to check on them when they did not show up for work Monday, police said.

The bodies were removed from the house about 1 p.m. Officials left the scene shortly afterward.

Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson was on the scene for about 15 minutes.

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