Coroner identifies W. Gaulbert Ave. murder victim


by Brooke Hasch

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 1 at 11:13 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The Jefferson County Coroner has identified a woman who was found in an alley Saturday morning with multiple gunshot wounds.

The woman has been identified as 26-year-old Andrea Arnold who resided in the 1600 block of Brashear Drive.

Arnold was discovered at 8:30 a.m. by sanitation workers who then called police.

Neighbors in the 2300 block of Gaulbert Ave. say shots rang out in the early morning Saturday. With a quick look out their windows, many went back to their normal routine.

Betty Raybon says something didn't look right when she walked out to the alley behind her home.

"I thought it was a bag of trash and they didn't quite put the trash in the bag, because the top part was black and the bottom was white. I said, oh, that looks like a body, but said, maybe it's not, so I kept bringing my garbage out," Raybon said.

Moments after Raybon returned home, her phone rang.

"My neighbor called, and said, Betty, there's a body at 2311, where is that? I said, that's right next to me!" Raybon said.

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 "Our homicide unit as well as our second division officers responded here on scene. It's still very early in the investigation," Alicia Smiley, with Louisville Metro Police said.

LMPD remained on scene for several hours collecting evidence and canvassing the neighborhoods.

Larry Dotson watched the crime scene unfold from a block away.

"I just seen a lot of police cars down in the alley. They had the crime scene tape around," Dotson said. "When we heard about somebody getting killed down here, it was kind of shocking to everybody around here." .

Dotson says this is a first for the neighborhood in as long as he's lived here.

If you have any information on this case, you’re asked to call: 574-LMPD.