Lexington Man Arrested in Oregon as a Result of a Madison County Death Investigation

(October 7, 2019) – A second arrest has been made in connection with the ongoing death investigation of April D. Arnett. Ronald ‘Doug’ Crawley, 45 years old of Lexington, KY. was arrested on October 6, 2019, in Cave Junction, OR by Oregon State Police. He is currently lodged in the Josephine County Jail, Oregon.

Original Press Releases Below:

RICHMOND, Ky. (September 11, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is continuing to investigate the death of a woman that was found in northern Madison County on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

As a result of the ongoing investigation the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Ronald “Doug” Crawley.  Crawley is being sought in connection to April Arnett, whose body was discovered on the side of the road in Northern Madison County last month. Ronald Crawley, 45 years old of Lexington, who is wanted for Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of Corpse is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about his current location is asked to contact Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post at 859.623.2404.

RICHMOND, Ky. (August 20, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is continuing to investigate the death of a woman that was found in northern Madison County on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

As a result of the ongoing investigation the body has been identified as April D. Arnett, 39 years old of Lexington.  An autopsy has been performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, and the cause of death is pending.  Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation is asked to contact the KSP Richmond Post at 859.623.2404.

RICHMOND, Ky. (August 18, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was notified at approximately 9:00 pm last night after a possible body was located off of KY HWY 2328 (Old Lexington Road) in northern Madison County.

The initial investigation indicates that the body of an unidentified female has been recovered after being found near the side of the road.  Her remains have been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy and identification. 

Anyone with information about the deceased female’s identity or with information that would be pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact the KSP Richmond Post at 859.623.2404.

The ongoing death investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Adam Hall.  He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Madison County Coroner.

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