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Woman’s body found in Florida man’s car following police chase in Kentucky

Laurel County corrections.
Laurel County corrections.

LAUREL COUNTY, KY — Authorities in Kentucky are reporting that they discovered a woman’s body in the back of a man’s car following a police chase.
According to the report, a trooper was performing traffic patrols on I-75 Thursday when the trooper spotted a vehicle driving “dangerously.”
The trooper conducted a traffic stop and the driver initially pulled over but then decided to drive off.
State police began chasing the vehicle as it traveled southbound on I-75.
Authorities say the driver struck several police cruisers during the chase before crashing.
The driver, 54-year-old David Reed of St. Petersburg, Florida, was removed from the vehicle.
While searching through the vehicle, authorities noticed a black plastic tote in the back hatch.
Upon opening the tote, they discovered a woman’s body.
She has been identified as 53-year-old Rachel Louise Carder of Huntington, West Virginia.
After speaking with Reed about the body, he admitted that he got into a fight with Carder at a hotel room near the interstate:
“At this time, all of that is still under investigation. We don’t know the location of where she passed away at or where the crime may have been committed,” Kentucky State Police Trooper Scottie Pennington told WKYT. “That part is still under investigation. As this investigation continues, we may find that information out.”
Authorities say Carder had facial trauma and other injuries to her body, including an injury caused by an “edged weapon.”
Reed was also said to have had red stains believed to be blood on his person.
Reed is facing several charges including murder-domestic violence, tampering with physical evidence, abuse of a corpse, fleeing or evading police, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, careless driving, resisting arrest, and having no operator’s license.