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ID, cause of death determined in body found near Shelbyville's Old Franklin Road

Identification and cause of death have been released involving the October discovery of a body in a wooded area of Shelby County.


The Shelby County Sheriff's Department responded the afternoon of October 3, 2021, to a wooded area well off the road from an address at 2968 Old Franklin Road.



Shelby County Coroner Bradley Rund says the woman found on that date was Karen Hodgins, 66, of Shelbyville.  The cause of death is described as natural.  The cause is further defined as chronic ethanolism , hypertensive atherosclerotic, cardiovascular disease.


The Shelby County Sheriff's Department says no foul play was suspected.