Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Death Investigation in Mercer County
Date of News Release: 07/10/2006
(RICHMOND, KY) - On Monday, July 10th, 2006 at approximately 1001 hours, the Kentucky State Police Post 7, received a call concerning the body of an unknown white male found between a set of railroad tracks at the E.W. Brown Power Plant in Burgin, Ky. KSP personnel responded to the scene along with deputies of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department. The body was found around 0930 hours. The deceased is described as a white male between the age of 30-40 years, 6' feet in height, weight 240 lbs., with brown hair and eyes. The deceased wore a goatee and had several tatoos on his body. One tatoo is barbed wire around the left arm and flames on the shoulder. The deceased was wearing Tommy Hilfiger jeans, New Balance athletic shoes, white tube socks and a navy t-shirt with Boot Hill Saloon emblazoned on the pocket of the t-shirt. The deceased was pronounced dead at the scene by Mercer County Coroner Billy Ransdell. The body was taken to the State Medical Examiners Office where an autopsy will be conducted. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 7 at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or (859) 623-2404.