Arrest made in murder of 22-year-old woman found in tote bag in - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Arrest made in murder of 22-year-old woman found in tote bag in Green River

Posted: Updated:
Kristen Edwards Kristen Edwards
Clark Smith Clark Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman was found dismembered in a tote bag in the Green River last month, and now someone has been charged in the case.

Kentucky State Police say Clark Smith, 53, of Cave City, was arrested at his home Friday.

An arrest report claims Clark has "admitted to murdering and disposing of Kristen Edwards and her personal items."

The body of Kristen Edwards, 22, was found by a fisherman in late July. She was a mother of two. 

Smith is charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

"When I got my new phone he called and got it activated for me, and she was always going over there and using his computer and everything, but it's just hard for me to believe he did this to her," said Linda Pedigo, Edwards' grandmother. 

Related Stories:

Friend mourns Kentucky mother found dismembered in tote bag in Green River

Community honors memory of Kentucky mother found dismembered in Green River

Copyright 2016 WDRB Media. All rights reserved.

  • Sign Up for WDRB's Sports Newsletter

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.