Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Murder Investigation and Arrests
Date of News Release: 11/06/2010
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On Friday at 11:00 P.M., the Kentucky State Police Post 4 was notified by Louisville Metro Police Department with information that was relayed to them about a murder that occurred in Hardin County. The information given was that Mackenzie Smyser, 18 year of age, male was murdered on Patriot Lane which runs off of KY 313 towards the Fort Knox reservation and was left. Troopers from the state police post responded to the location given and located the body. The victim had been shot several times. Connor Galenski, 18 year of age male, Louisville, Jason Gowers, 18 year of age male, Louisville, and Ryan Wilt, 18 year of age male, Louisville, were arrested and charged with murder. The accused were lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The case is being investigated by Det. Jon Vaughn.