Man Arrested After Body Found Dragged

Police have arrested 56-year-old Vernon Saunders in connection to a death on Highway 33 in Woodford County.

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have arrested 56-year-old Vernon Saunders in connection to a death on Highway 33 in Woodford County. He's charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Police said he dragged a man behind a vehicle from his house to a spot about a mile and a half down the road.

Versailles police said he man was found by motorist around 7a.m. along Highway 33. They say the crime scene stretches down the road from the scene for about half a mile.

Police said they are also working a second crime scene at a home just up the road. They say they sent a robot into the home but have not released if they were able to find anything.

Police say a SWAT team was called in Sunday afternoon to help.

Police currently have Highway 33 between Mundy's Landing and Curd road shut down for their investigation.

Anyone traveling this way is asked to find an alternate route.

The identity of the body has not yet been released.


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