VINE GROVE, Ky. (April 6, 2023) – On the night of April 5, 2023, at approximately 10:22 P.M. CST, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 received a call from Breckinridge County 911 Center requesting investigative assistance from KSP. Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office had located three deceased individuals after responding to a welfare check at a residence located on High Plains Road in Vine Grove.
The preliminary investigation found two females identified as Audrey Whealan, age 77 of Vine Grove, and Michelle Whealan, age 51 of Vine Grove, deceased inside the residence located on High Plains Road. A male identified as Doss Smothers, age 58 of Vine Grove, was also found deceased on the property outside of the residence. The victims appeared to have received fatal injuries sustained from blunt force trauma. Two dogs were also located inside the residence deceased.
Through the course of the preliminary investigation, Tyler Wehmeyer, age 28 of Vine Grove, was arrested at the residence and charged with Murder (3 counts), Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Cruelty to Animals 2nd Degree. Mr. Wehmeyer was lodged in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.
Detective Casey Keown, assisted by other KSP Troopers and Detectives, is continuing the murder investigation.
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