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Mayking woman found dead; husband faces charge

A 35-year-old Mayking woman was found dead near Cram Creek Road early Thursday morning and her husband has been arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

The woman, who was found near the road around 3 a.m. on March 14, has been identified as Connie Webb Elswick.

Connie Elswick and her husband Roger R. Elswick were involved in a verbal and physical domestic argument, according to a written citation. Roger Elswick, 37, told police that as he got into his vehicle to leave the Mayking residence, Connie Elswick jumped onto the trunk of the vehicle, according to the document. Roger Elswick told police he pulled into a parking lot after he thought his wife had jumped off the car, according to the citation.

Police said Connie Elswick had an apparent head injury.

Tony Watts, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer for Post 13 in Hazard, said based upon evidence gathered and statements obtained, Roger Elswick was arrested at 9 a.m. and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

The case is not being treated as a homicide or suicide, Watts said.

The body is being transported to the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

KSP Det. Billy Pollard is in charge of the investigation.

Everidge Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

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