UPDATE (1/19 8:30 PM):
The Boyd County coroner has released the name of the homicide victim found early Saturday morning in Ashland.
Coroner Mark Hammond says the victim is 29-year-old Ericka Spradlin of Ashland.
Her body was found in a front yard on Marcia Street after a driver called 9-11.
Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley told 13 News that the woman had been assaulted.
Ashland police are investigating.
ORIGINAL (1/19 3PM):
A body has been discovered in Boyd County Saturday morning.
The body was discovered around 8:50 a.m. on Marcia Street in Ashland, according to the Ashland Police Department.
Police say a motorist driving by discovered the body laying in the yard of a residence on Marcia Street.
The body has not been identified but say that it is a female.
The Ashland Police Department is investigating the incident as a homicide as a result of evidence received at the scene.
We have a crew on scene and will provide new details as they become available.