Nearly a year later, cause of Kelsey’s death still unknown
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It has been about 11 months since her death, but the case of Betty Kelsey should be drawing to a close soon, said Trooper Dean Patterson of the Kentucky State Police.

Although the case is still technically open and being investigated as a homicide, the KSP doesn’t expect that any arrests will result from it, Patterson said, adding that when they started last year, the evidence compelled them to investigate it as a homicide.

“Sometimes, an investigation will take twists and turns,” Patterson said. “But our investigators are capable of doing a good job.”

Patterson said he was unable to talk about specifics of the case, couldn’t say how she died and couldn’t share the results of the toxicology report, but also said that although there isn’t a specific timeframe, he expects a report to be released “sooner rather than later.”

On Monday, Sept. 14 last year, the KSP reported that the 61-year-old Cadiz woman’s body was found in her red Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck in the parking lot of the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield.

That happened about two weeks after her husband, Larry Kelsey of Woodland Drive, filed a missing person report on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department.

Patterson said at the time that Kelsey’s body was found that the case was being investigated as a homicide due to the evidence gathered at the crime scene, combined with the results of the autopsy.

Kelsey had been depressed and was taking several medications but decided to quit some of them cold turkey, particularly Prozac, Larry Kelsey said last year.
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