Man pleads not guilty to killing woman found in container

Clark Smith charged with murder of Barren County woman whose body found stuffed in container in river in Hart County

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) – A south-central Kentucky man has pleaded not guilty to killing a woman whose body was found in a container floating in the Green River.

WBKO-TV ( reports 53-year-old Clark W. Smith of Cave City made an appearance Monday in Barren Circuit Court. He is charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in the death of 22-year-old Kristen Edwards of Barren County. Her body was found July 23 by someone fishing in the river in Hart County.

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Smith was arrested Aug. 19 at his home. His next court appearance was set for Nov. 21.


Information from: WBKO-TV,


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