KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Estill Co.

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted this morning after a missing Estill County man was found deceased in a creek off of Fitchburg Road.

The initial investigation indicates that Herbert ‘Leslie’ Burton, 51 years old of Ravenna, was last seen when he walked away from his residence at approximately 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. KSP Post 7 was called on Thursday afternoon by his family after he failed to return home, prompting a missing person investigation. This morning at approximately 9:15 am, the body of Leslie Burton was found in a creek near his residence, and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Estill County Coroner.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Toney Allen. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, KY Fish & Wildlife, Estill County EMS, Estill County Rescue Squad, and the Estill County Coroner.

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