Tyler Wehmeyer


VINE GROVE, KY (April 6, 2023) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that on the night of Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at approximately 10:22 P.M. CST, KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown received a call from the Breckinridge County 911 Center requesting investigative assistance from KSP.

The 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 Brett-Vincient Wehmeyer, age 28 of Vine Grove, KY was arrested at the residence and transported to the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

Tyler Wehmeyer, was charged with:

  • Murder (3 counts)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Cruelty to Animals 2nd Degree

Mr. Wehmeyer was lodged in the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

Photo is courtesy of the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

Detective Casey Keown, assisted by other KSP Troopers and Detectives, are continuing the murder investigation.

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