UPDATE: Young woman identified; body found at Zion Hill Cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park

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MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky - UPDATE
March 11, 2019
7:31 p.m.

Authorities have identified the body as 23-year-old Mariah Amber Decru, of Park City.

Her cause of death is still under investigation. Officials are waiting for the medical examiner's report and various test results.

UPDATE
March 11, 2019
4:55 p.m.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Louisville Field Office, is working with the National Park Service to continue their investigation into a suspicious death at Zion Hill Cemetery near Park City Road in Mammoth Cave National Park.

Officials say the body of a white female, believed to be in her 20s, was found Monday morning on park property.

"Park service staff arrived on scene and we contacted the FBI to assist us with the investigation. They are currently in the park and looking at the incident," said Molly Schroer with Mammoth Cave National Park.

Investigators cannot confirm the cause of death at this time and are awaiting the medical examiner's report and various test results before additional information will be released.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The cemetery and surrounding area were closed for a number of hours on Monday while investigators gathered evidence.

According to Mammoth Cave National Park, all cave tours and other park operations resumed per usual throughout the day.

"Nothing is being affected that this point, we just have staff out and are investigating what is going on. Tours are still operating in the Visitor's Center and the park is still open," added Schroer.

We will continue to update this story as investigators release information.

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The National Park Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating a body that was found in Mammoth Cave National Park Monday morning.

According to officials, the body is that of a white woman in her 20's.

The Park City Volunteer Fire Department notified park rangers around 10:00 a.m. of the finding.

No other information is being released. 13 News has a reporter on the scene and will have updates as they become available.



 
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