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Martinsville Woman’s Death Ruled a Homicide

Martinsville Police continue to investigate the death of Katherine Likens. The cause of death has been determined to be blunt force trauma to the head and the case is ruled a homicide. Multiple investigators are continuing to track down leads.

Wooded area where body was found


On Thursday at approximately 12:21pm Ms. Likens was reported missing. Upon receipt of the information, police officers began tracing Ms. Likens’ daily routines and typical routes of travel. After several hours of searching multiple locations, officers found Ms. Likens’ body in the wooded area in between Ellsworth Street and Cleveland Avenue.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Unit at (276) 403-5301 or Crime Stoppers line at (276) 632-7463.

Police are releasing no further information at this.

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