An Elizabethtown man who was reported missing has been found deceased, and a Raywick man has been charged with his murder.

According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 received a complaint of a missing person on the evening of Dec. 23, 2022. Family members who spoke with KSP Troopers said that Kevin Thomas Elder, 56, of Elizabethtown, was missing and was last known to have been in the Raywick community.

Through investigation, the KSP obtained and executed a search warrant on the morning of Dec. 29 on the property and residence belonging to Donald Keith Elders, 53, of Raywick. Information obtained during the execution of the search warrant led investigators to locate the body of Elder in an outbuilding on the property.

Elders was arrested and charged with murder and is being lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on a $2 million cash bond with a court date scheduled for today (Jan. 4). Detective Mike Dubree is investigating. He was assisted by other KSP Post 15 Troopers, KSP Aircraft Branch, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Marion County Coroner.