Lake City woman discovered in trash can identified

Published: Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 6:26 p.m.

The body of a woman discovered in a trash can outside a Lake City house Saturday has been identified as 27-year-old Katie Nicole Roberts and police have started a homicide investigation.

An autopsy conducted Sunday confirmed that Roberts died of a gun shot wound.

She was discovered at 5 p.m. Saturday stuffed inside a residential trash can at 885 Jaguar Drive, Lake City.

According to the Lake City Police Department, a search of the house revealed a crime scene where evidence was collected and is being processed.

The media release from the department said that several people have been questioned about Roberts' activities leading up to her death.

There are no suspects at this time, according to the release.

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