Coroner looking for relatives of homeless man found dead in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office is asking for help finding the relatives of a homeless man found dead last week.

The coroner is looking for any family members of 59-year-old Jerry Wayne Johnson, who is believed to have been from Morgan County.

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According to the coroner, Johnson was never married. He says his mother, Ruth Ann Johnson, and sister, Barbara Johnson Conley, are both dead.

The coroner says Johnson has a sister, Peggy Johnson, who is believed to live in Palm Springs, California.

Lexington Police found Johnson dead after he was spotted sleeping under the I-75 overpass on Winchester Road Friday morning. The coroner said he died of environmental exposure-hypothermia.