Body of missing EKU student found in Scott County

The body of 19-year-old Lauren Reesor was found on Watkinsville Lane in Stamping Ground Thursday afternoon.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's Office, Reesor was a student at Eastern Kentucky University and was discovered near the area where her abandoned car was located during a search on Tuesday night.

Reesor was last seen on Tuesday night. Louisville police said that her family has been notified. 

According to our partners at the Richmond Register, Reesor allegedly left her sister's home in the Louisville area to travel to EKU. While driving, police said she spoke to her mother and said she planned on stopping to get groceries and gas.

Reesor's vehicle was found after someone complained about a parked car on private property. The car was towed and police ran the license plate. Louisville police then notified the sheriff's department that the plate of the car matched the car Reesor was driving.

Another search was then conducted by law enforcement on Thursday and her body was discovered.

The sheriff’s office said no foul play is suspected at this time.

According to law enforcement, Reesor's body has been taken to Louisville for autopsy by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death. 

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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