Woman found in Anderson Co. was slashed to death; identity still unknown

A woman whose body was found by state police Saturday in an Anderson County home was slashed to death, the county coroner said.

An autopsy has confirmed that much, but confirmation of the woman's identity would probably not be available from the state medical examiner until Tuesday, said Coroner Brian Ritchie.

The man thought to be the woman's boyfriend, Gary M. Bancroft, 33, of Lawrenceburg, was charged with murder on Saturday. The body was found in a container in his home.

She was not dismembered, Ritchie said, but died of multiple slash wounds.

Bancroft was being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail on $500,000 full cash bond.

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