Breckinridge County man , Tyler Wehmeyer is facing murder charges after police say they found three people and two dogs dead inside a home in Vine Grove.
Who is Tyler Wehmeyer?
Kentucky State Police arrested 28-year-old Tyler Wehmeyer on Thursday. Police said they received calls on Wednesday night from a Breckinridge County 911 Center asking for investigative assistance.
The Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance after they located three dead people at a home on High Plains Road. The bodies were found late Wednesday when authorities in Breckinridge County responded to a call asking them to check on the residents of a home near Vine Grove, which is 48 miles (77 kilometers) southwest of Louisville, Kentucky State Police said.
Suspect murdered 3 people & 2 dogs in Breckinridge County
During the investigation, two females were identified as 77-year-old Audrey Whealan and 51-year-old Michelle Whealan, both of Vine Grove. The third person was identified as 58-year-old Doss Smothers, also of Vine Grove.
The two women were found inside the house while Smothers was located outside, according to KSP. Two dead dogs were found inside the house as well. Police said that Wehmeyer admitted to moving two of the bodies and to killing the dogs. An arrest slip listed Wehmeyer’s relationship to the victims as “other family.”
Tyler Wehmeyer was arrested at the house and is being charged with three counts of murder, tampering with physical evidence, and cruelty to animals. He is being held at the Breckinridge County Detention Center. His arraignment is scheduled for April 11 at 9 A.M.
All three of the victims appeared to have injuries caused by “blunt force trauma,” according to police. Police said Wehmeyer admitted to killing all three of the individuals. He also allegedly admitted to moving two of the bodies.
Additionally, Wehmeyer admitted to killing two dogs at the home, according to police. Wehmeyer is charged with three counts of murder, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, and two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. He is currently being held in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.
One of the Neighbour’s Statement
David Carroll lives across the street from where the murders occurred. He said the normally peaceful street was still roped off by police tape Thursday morning. Carroll said Wehmeyer lived in the home but did not know what his relationship was with the three victims.
“He never really came across as a weirdo or anything, seemed like he was a nice young guy,” he said. Carroll said Audrey Whealan lived in the house since the 80s, and Michelle was her daughter. “It’s eye-opening,” Carroll said. “Wouldn’t think something like that would happen here out in the country.”
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