Warren County grand jury indicts 2 men on murder charges

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A Warren County grand jury indicted two men Wednesday in the homicide death of a Bowling Green man in February.

On Feb. 8, police were called to a Porter Pike business where they found the badly burned body of Smajo Miropija, 49.

His body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy where a medical examiner determined Miropija died as a result of homicide.

Police believe Jeffrey Smith, 46, is connected to the homicide, according to a release from the Bowling Green Police Department.

Kentucky State Police arrested Smith on unrelated charges on Feb. 26. During an interview with Bowling Green police, Smith said he was hired to help another man kill Miropija. That other man is Antonio Wilson, 39, of Smiths Grove, according to the release.

After a Feb. 9 traffic stop, police asked Wilson if he would talk to them about Miropija’s death. He declined but said he would talk to police at a later date.

On Feb. 10, Wilson left the country and flew to the Philippines where he has since been taken into custody and is awaiting extradition to the United States. He was originally supposed to return to the country on March 1, but never did.

Wilson has been indicted on charges of murder by complicity, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Smith has been indicted on charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and receiving stolen property.