UPDATE: Investigators identify body found at Mammoth Cave National Park as that of Park City woman

UPDATE: The body found within Zion Hill Cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park has been identified as Mariah Amber Decru, 23, of Park City, according to a release from the park service.

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – The FBI is investigating the “suspicious death” of a woman found late Monday morning at Zion Hill Cemetery just inside Mammoth Cave National Park.

At 9:40 a.m. Monday, Barren County 911 received a call about an unresponsive person laying in the cemetery.

Park City volunteer firefighters responded to the scene and called officials with Mammoth Cave National Park about the deceased, white woman in her 20s, park spokeswoman Molly Schroer said.

The National Park Service called the FBI to investigate the death, Schroer said.

Monday afternoon several investigators were on site and had placed crime scene tape around a portion of Zion Hill Cemetery within the park’s boundaries. FBI agents stayed at the scene for several hours collecting evidence.

Investigators couldn’t confirm the cause of death late Monday afternoon and are waiting for a medical examiner’s report. The woman’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family, Schroer said in a release.

WNKY will release more details as they become available.

 

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