Authorities looking for man in connection to a murder in Frankfort

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says there is a search going on for a man they say is wanted in connection to the murder of a woman in Frankfort.

The sheriff says Derek Garten, who in his 30’s, is considered armed and dangerous.

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Authorities began their search after for Garten shortly finding a woman dead Tuesday morning at a home off Meadow Glen Drive in Frankfort.

The victim is identified as 39-year-old Margaret Elizabeth Smith, of Frankfort.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office says she died of a gunshot wound.

Garten is believed to be driving a Toyota 4-Runner with a front vanity plate that reads “punisher.”

Call 911 immediately if you see him.