Hardin County couple charged with murder after man found buried in wooded area behind their home
HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) — A Hardin County couple was arrested Sunday and charged with murder after police found the body of a man buried in the woods behind their home.
“On Saturday, at approximately 5:48 p.m., the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received information of a possible homicide,” Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said.
That anonymous tip led police to a home on Ralph Franklin Lane in Elizabethtown where they found 43-year-old Rick Fisher and 50-year-old Lisa Harvey, but no homeowner.
“While at the scene, the deputies and EPD Officers located some freshly disturbed dirt,” Ward said.
Ward said officers found some loose ground behind the home and brought in cadaver dogs to delve deeper.
“And the dogs alerted to the disturbed ground … after just a few inches of dirt was removed, a body was discovered,” Ward said.
According to an arrest report, police found Fisher walking out of a wooded area where the deceased man was found buried in a shallow grave.
Police said Fisher was “sweating heavily,” when he exited the woods. Fisher’s girlfriend, Lisa Harvey, was also arrested.
Harvey’s arrest report states she helped her boyfriend murder her fiance, who was the man found buried in the woods. Police said the wooded area where the man was found is on a joining property behind the house where Harvey and Fisher lived together.
Fisher’s arrest report also says he and Harvey gave “conflicting stories as to recent events.”
The victim’s name has not yet been released and it is unclear at this time when or how he died. His body is expected to be transported to the medical examiner’s office in Louisville on Monday for an autopsy.
Fisher and Harvey remain behind bars at the Hardin County Detention Center.