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Police release details about dead woman found on I-65 to learn identity

Police released these photos of jewelry worn by a woman whose decomposed body was found on Interstate 65.
Police released these photos of jewelry worn by a woman whose decomposed body was found on Interstate 65.

LEBANON JUNCTION — A woman found alongside the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 died of head injuries, and police want the public's help identifying her, according to The Associated Press.

A mowing crew discovered the body Wednesday near mile marker 99 in Hardin County.

Kentucky State Police released details of the woman's description Thursday. Her race is undetermined because of decomposition. She was estimated to be between 25 and 30 years old but she could be as old as 40 and as young as 20.

Her height was 5 foot 2 inches to 5 foot 5 inches. She weighed 145 pounds.

The woman's hair was shoulder length, dark brown and wavy with a few red streaks.

She had short, well-kept fingernails with remnants of red nail polish. Her toenails were painted with silver glitter polish.

She was wearing a ring on her right middle finger. It had a central turquoise-colored oval stone surrounded by clear stones, perhaps diamonds, set in an ornate gold filigree.

She was also wearing a gold-colored earring with a complex design resembling a bee or other insect. It had pink-colored stones on the upper sides and a single clear stone at the bottom.

The woman was wearing pink sweatpants with white stripes around the waist and down the outside of each leg. She had on a long-sleeved, hooded top with a complex checked pattern of navy, red and light gray in large squares. The pattern mimics an old-fashioned crude patchwork quilt with large stitches.

No tattoos or scars were noted.

If you have any information about the woman's identity, call 270-766-5078.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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