KSP continues investigation into death of Cadiz woman
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kentucky State Police conducted a search of Larry Kelsey’s home in the 300 block of Woodland Drive last week as part of an investigation into the death of his wife Betty Kelsey, 61, who was found dead in her pickup truck at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield last Monday.

The death is being investigated as a homicide; the killer is still at large, officials say.

The cause of death hasn’t been determined yet, as the toxicology reports haven’t come back in, and there are no suspects yet, said KSP Trooper Dean Patterson, who added that he wouldn’t be able to comment on any possible suspects even if anyone was a suspect.

Patterson said that typically, toxicology and other lab results take a few weeks to come back due to backlogs at crime labs. He added that while the crime lab in Madisonville often works on such cases, some evidence could go to the central lab in Frankfort.

Patterson also said that while he couldn’t comment on what was found at the Kelsey residence, it is standard procedure in a death investigation to search the last place the victim was seen alive.

KSP troopers have also been talking to several people in the community, added Patterson.

Larry Kelsey has said that he believes his wife might have been abducted, and has also said that he hopes whoever was responsible for her death will be found.

“What (Larry) Kelsey believes won’t necessarily sway our investigation,” Patterson said.

Patterson also said that investigators are still unsure where the actual murder occurred.

At about 4 p.m. last Monday, Kelsey’s body was found in her red Chevrolet Avalanche in the JPMC parking lot, nearly two weeks after her husband had filed a missing person report on Wednesday, Sept. 2, with the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department.
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