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A woman's body was found in a storage tub. Now her roommate has been charged with murder.

The scene of the alleged crime.
The scene of the alleged crime. The Bowling Green Daily News

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Saturday afternoon in the death of a woman whose body was found earlier in the day in a storage tote at a Plano home.

Warren County Sheriff Office spokesman Capt. Tim Robinson said the sheriff’s office was called at 12:18 p.m. Saturday about a body found at 95 Pleasant Place Way. The woman, 48, who has not been identified, was found inside a plastic storage tub, said Robinson.

According to a release from WSCO, the victim’s body showed signs of trauma and was “taped up inside the tote.”

A Kelly Hackett is listed as the owner of 95 Pleasant Place Way on the Warren County Property Valuation Administrator’s website.

The sheriff’s office news release also said Justin A. Denihan, 23, identified as “the other resident,” admitted to killing the victim and placing her body in the tote.

Denihan was arrested on a murder charge and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail, according to the release.

Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby said the victim’s body is being taken to Louisville for an autopsy. He expects to have results from the autopsy Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, deputies loaded a dog found inside the house into an animal control vehicle.

“We didn’t want to make it suffer in the heat,” Robinson said, who did not know for certain whether the dog belonged to the victim.

The animal control truck also took away a cat that a next-door neighbor, Jake Fose, presumes belonged to the victim.

“That cat had wandered into our yard and I suspected it was hers,” he said.

Fose said he knocked on the home’s door last night in an effort to return the cat. He said the lights were on inside the house at the time.

“I’ve been knocking on the door multiple times this morning and then the police showed up,” he said.

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