Police charge man with murder after body found in Elizabethown hotel

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A man was arrested for murder in connection with a death investigation, after a woman was found dead in an Elizabethtown hotel room Saturday.

It happened around 2:15 Saturday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Express near Interstate 65 on Buffalo Creek Drive.

According to police, Michele Daughtery, 45, of Noblesville, Indiana was found dead at the hotel.

Police say her husband, Lonnie Daughtery, 37, of Noblesville, Indiana, was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with what police called "superficial injuries."

Police told WAVE 3 that Lonnie Daughtery told them he was helping his wife commit suicide. Police say he also killed a family cat.

Lonnie Daughtery is charged with murder and animal cruelty.

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