UPDATE: Dismembered body found in container on KY river identified

Kentucky State Police have identified a body found dismembered in a container floating on a Kentucky River this weekend. (Google Maps)

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) - A south-central Kentucky man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in a container floating in the Green River.

Kentucky State Police said in a news release that 53-year-old Clark W. Smith of Cave City was also charged with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Smith was arrested as his home Friday.

The body of 22-year-old Kristen Edwards of Barren County was found July 23 by someone fishing in the river in Hart County.

Smith was being held in the Barren County jail. Online jail records didn't indicate whether he is represented by a lawyer who could comment on the case.

The investigation is continuing, and no other details have been released.


A body found dismembered in the Green River in Hart County, Ky. has been identified as a 22 year old woman.

The body found Saturday has been identified as that of Kristen Edwards, of Barren County.

A fisherman found the body dismembered early Saturday morning. KSP arrived on scene and found the dismembered body in a container floating on the river.

The case is being investigated as a murder, and while it's still on going, no further details are being released at this time.

Anyone with information should call Kentucky State Police at (270)782-2010.

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