TOMPKINSVILLE WOMAN FOUND MURDERED IN HER HOME PDF Print
Sunday, 22 April 2012 05:47

The Kentucky State Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a murder that happened late Friday night in Tompkinsville.

On Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM KSP Post 15 received a call from Monroe County Sheriff Roger Barlowe requesting assistance with a death investigation.  63-year-old Brenda Howard of Ebenezer Road, Tompkinsville was found dead at her home by a family member who contacted local law enforcement.

The investigation by KSP Troopers and Detectives has led to the arrest of 41-year-old John W. Smith of Dubree Road in Tompkinsville, KY and 34-year-old Chasity R. Hagan of H. Bartley Road in Summer Shade, KY.  Both suspects were arrested today by KSP investigators, charged with Murder and Burglary 1st Degree and lodged in the Monroe County Jail.

The victim, Brenda Howard, had been beaten and stabbed. An autopsy was performed today at the Medical Examiner's office in Louisville.  Results are pending.  Detective Ricky Brooks is investigating.

 

 

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