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Missing Knox County Ky woman positively identified

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Shannon Harkins (Wombles)

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019 the autopsy positively identified the body of a woman found in a shallow creek at the end of Ed Harp Lane in a wooded area on Monday the 18th.

The Knox County Deputy Coroner pronounced the female decease at the scene as 43 year old Shannon Harkins (Wombles) of Flat Lick, Ky.


Ms. Harkins was reported missing to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department on February 12, 2019 by her son. KSP was notified that the Knox County Sheriff’s Department towed in a vehicle belonging to Ms. Harkins that was located at the end of Ed Harp Lane on January 7, 2019.


The autopsy showed that Ms. Harkins had no trauma to her body. At this time, drowning and hypothermia can’t be ruled out due to not having a time line on how long the body had been outside. KSP is waiting on toxicology reports which will take approximately two weeks.


KSP is continuing to investigate when Ms. Harkins went missing and how her body ended up approximately 150 yards from where the vehicle was located on January 7th.

The case is still under investigation by Det. Justin Barton.

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