Police release name of teen found in Shelbyville creek


by Gene Kang


Posted on June 17, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 18 at 11:45 AM

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Shelbyville Police discovered a teenager's body floating in a Shelbyville creek Monday.

Fifteen-year-old Jackleen Lane's death is being investigated, but police said at this time they do not expect foul play. However, the teen's death has left a lot unanswered questions for people in the area.
The quiet town is shaken by the gruesome discovery.

Lane was found in Clear Creek. She is described as a girl who was 5'4" with shoulder-length brown hair and auburn highlights.

A Norfolk Southern train conductor made the discovery from the tracks above around 9 a.m. Monday. He told police he saw the teen's body floating in the creek, face down, and called emergency dispatch.

"There's no immediate foul play that was obvious to us at the scene," Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said.

"No trespassing" signs are posted in the area although people said the creek near 1st Street and Goodman Avenue is known for fishing and swimming.

Lisa Warren, Shelbyville resident, said: "This is a peaceful little town right here so that's weird something like that happened. It's crazy."

Police said the Lane wasn't hurt by the train and at this time her exact cause of death is undetermined. They said they do believe her body was in the creek for quite some time.