Casey County body ID’d as woman who disappeared in 2015

Published 5:22 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2016

FRANKFORT — A body found in Casey County over the weekend has been positively identified as a Russell County woman who went missing in the Dunnville area more than a year ago.

Whitney Danielle Copley, who was 24 when she disappeared, was identified by Kentucky’s chief medical examiner using dental records, according to Kentucky State Police.

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“Preliminary autopsy results also indicated no trauma to the remains,” a news release from KSP reads. “The remains will now be taken to Knoxville, Tennessee, where a forensic anthropologist will begin working on a cause of death.”

Copley’s body was found in a wooded area near the DogWalk Market in Dunnville on Saturday.

Copley was last seen in the Dunnville area.