Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Accused animal hoarder found dead
Date of News Release: 12/20/2011
(Campbellsburg, Ky) -- Investigators from KSP Post 5 are currently conducting a death investigation at 25 Allyson Lane in Henry County, the scene of a recent incident involving animal hoarding. Troopers responded to the scene after recieving a call from a family member who discovered 71 year-old Kenneth H. Smith dead. Upon arrival, Troopers discovered the body of the homeowner in a vehicle parked in the driveway.
Preliminary information indicates that Smith died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while seated in the vehicle. Smith, who was recently charged for the recent animal hoarding incident, bonded out of the Carroll County jail on Saturday (12/17).
Detective Kevin Johnson is leading the ongoing investigation. The Henry County Sheriff's department, the Henry County EMS, and Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard assisted Detective Johnson at the scene.