Woman’s body pulled from lake identified

Published 8:30 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019



Garrard County Coroner Shane Young confirmed the body found inside of a car pulled from Herrington Lake on Tuesday is a 40-year-old mother of two small children. Lindsey Keeton had been reported missing a week ago, on Feb. 1.

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Police received a tip which led officers to the marina on King’s Mill Road, near the Garrard-Boyle County line, late Tuesday morning. When they arrived, they found a car totally submerged in the water at Kings Mill Marina.

After pulling it to the surface, they discovered the female body inside. The family identified the body as Keeton.

Garrard County Police said foul play was not suspected.

“We’ve seen cases, maybe not locally, but there have been cases where a body was found inside of a vehicle in water like this … It could fall under accidental, intentional — there’s just too many factors to even start to make a judgement call before we know,” Young said.

The body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort on Tuesday.

“By the time bloodwork and autopsy results are completed and returned by the examiner, it could be up to a two-week timeframe,” Young said.

Garrard Police is conducting the investigation, but no officials returned calls for comment. Ofc. Brad Caldwell is in charge of the investigation, according to a social media post by the department.

Camp Dick Fire and Rescue, and the Garrard County Road Department, Emergency Management and EMS all assisted on the scene.