Arrest made in murder of woman found in trashcan outside Fairdale home

Hutchinson has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence.
Hutchinson has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence.(Source: LMDC)
Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 at 9:42 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police have made an arrest in the death of a woman discovered dead inside a home in Fairdale on Wednesday.

Thursday afternoon the LMPD Homicide Unit arrested Robert Lee Allen Hutchinson, Jr. for the homicide of Meghan Leigh Hough, 34.

Meghan Leigh Hough
Meghan Leigh Hough(LMDC)

Hough was found around 3:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Cheri Way, near the Gene Snyder Freeway and National Turnpike. Police said she was located inside a Hometown Hauling trashcan outside in the driveway.

Hutchinson was last seen with the victim, according to police.

During his interview, police said Hutchinson admitted to driving Hough to the apartment on Cheri Way. They entered the space alone and together.

Hutchinson told police he blacked out and woke up in forest. He also told police he apologized to his family and told them he had done something wrong.

Police observed injuries on Hutchinson’s hands consistent with striking something.

Hutchinson was charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.

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