Arrest made in death of woman found floating in container

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.

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