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UPDATE: Man's Body Found in Lawrence County, Ky.; Death Considered Suspicious

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/1/14 @ 10:25 p.m.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- There is evidence that a man's body was dropped off at the location it was found on Monday, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says.

Sheriff Garrett Roberts said Tuesday that there are shoe and tire tracks in the mud where the body of Brandon Burnett was found on a logging road off Cains Creek Road in Lawrence County. Roberts said that indicates the death is suspicious.

Burnett, 30, was from Carter County, Ky. There were no visible injuries on his body.

A driver with a gas and oil company found Burnett's body. Roberts said those drivers are the only people who regularly travel the dirt road.

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UPDATE 4/1/14 @ 2:45 p.m.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man whose body was found off a logging road Monday.

Deputies say the body of Brandon M. Burnett, 30, of Denton, in Carter County, Kentucky, was found on a logging road off Cains Creek Road in Lawrence County.

According to the medical examiner's officer, preliminary autopsy reports did not show signs of trauma.

Investigators are waiting for toxicology results to determine the cause of death, and whether drugs might have been involved.

Deputies are following leads to determine who Burnett was with prior to his death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office or 911.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/31/14 @ 9:25 p.m.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man's body was found Monday on a logging road in the Blaine area, according to information from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

The man was believed to be about 25 to 35 years old. His body was found on a logging road off of Cains Creek Road.

There was no identification on the man.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office or Lawrence County (Ky.) 911 at 606-638-4851.

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