Yesterday, Indiana State Police Troopers were contacted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Paoli Police Department to assist with an ongoing investigation into the whereabouts of a Kaylea Hickman, 23, Paoli, that went missing on May 26th, 2018.

During the course of the investigation an unidentified deceased female was located in a wooded area near Northeast 3rd Street and Railroad Avenue in Paoli. 

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow in order to determine the identity and cause of death of the deceased. 

Indiana State Police Detective Shane Staggs along with numerous Indiana State Troopers, Orange County Sheriffs Deputies and Paoli Police Officers conducted a canvass search of the area near Northeast 3rd Street and Railroad Avenue in Paoli. 

Kaylea Sue Hickman was reported missing on May 22, according to the Paoli Police Department.

She has two small children, who are not with her.  Hickman was last seen with her ex-boyfriend following an incident at a home on Northeast Third Street in Paoli, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Dept. John Deaton is working on the case and confirms she was last seen with a man known to be her ex-boyfriend after an incident at a home on Northeast 3rd St in Paoli, IN last week. 

Police visited an apartment complex in the area where her phone last indicated she could have been, and knocked on doors to ask for help.

Deaton says the police are actively working on this case, but do not have much to go on. He said they’ve been in touch nearly daily with members of her family.

In a Facebook post by the Paoli Police Department, Hickman is described as being 5’5’’ tall and weighing 115 pounds with brown eyes.

The last post on Facebook was at 12:22p on May 22. 

Deputies said earlier they are not ruling out foul play in the case.