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Woman's body found in Boone County

Posted at 7:14 PM, Nov 17, 2016

HEBRON, Ky. -- Police recovered an unidentified, apparently "discarded" woman’s body from an embankment near Point Pleasant Road Thursday.

Major Tom Scheben said the body was that of a white woman. Passersby discovered it at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and authorities spent several hours attempting to recover it due to the steep terrain; they could not immediately how long it might have been there.

“We got the impression it (her death) happened elsewhere, and then she was discarded here,” Scheben said.

Investigators would not speculate about the identity of the dead woman, but a friend of Tammy Rohlman, a 54-year-old Burlington woman who disappeared Saturday, said he was worried.

"We are praying it’s not her and she’s safe somewhere and she will come home," said Norman Berry, who has lived by the Rohlman family for years.

The remains were found within walking distance of the motel where Rohlman’s abandoned truck was discovered Saturday. Before she disappeared, Berry said, Rohlman had been attending her daughter’s baby shower.

Scheben said detectives would return to Point Pleasant Road Friday to continue investigating the scene. 

Check back for details on this developing story.