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Coroner: Woman found dead in Shelby County died of natural causes

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-24 23:04:00-05

UPDATE: On Jan. 24, 2022, Coroner Bradley Rund said Karen Hodgins, 66, of Shelbyville died of natural causes. Rund says her death was caused by chronic ethanolism and hypertensive atherosclerotic Cardiovascular disease.

ORIGINAL STORY from Oct. 3, 2021:

SHELBY COUNTY — An investigation is underway after a body was found Sunday afternoon in a wooded area in Shelby County, the sheriff said.

Shelby County Sheriff Louie Koch said the body was found in the 2900 block of West Old Franklin Road. This is west of Shelbyville and near the Big Blue River.

At this time, additional information hasn't been released.