Suspect in Indiana killings found dead

Olive Rios
June 6, 2017

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a person of interest believed to be connected to a triple homicide in Washington County, Indiana.

Jerry Goodin said investigators are almost certain that 47-year-old Richard Lee Burton Jr. was found dead in a pickup truck at the Blackwell Horse Camp near Bloomington, Indiana.

About 8 a.m. today, Monroe County sheriff's police got a tip reporting Burton's vehicle was parked at the Blackwell Horse Camp in Monroe County near in 446.

Information received during the initial investigation reveals Richard Lee Burton, Jr. could be involved in the deaths or could know something about the deaths of the three deceased victims inside of the home.

On Sunday afternoon, Washington County Sheriffs were called on a welfare check at the 5800 block of South Beck's Mill Road, just 14 miles south of Salem. When additional officers arrived at the scene, a search of the residence turned up two more bodies.

Autopsies are to be carried out Tuesday, and the identities of the victims, as well as the causes of death, will be released afterward. Names and causes of death are expected to be released afterward.

"They describe him as 5'9" with long brown hair, sometimes worn in a ponytail and blue eyes. He should be considered armed and unsafe.

It's believed Burton cold be headed to Missouri, Texas, or Tennessee. It could have a black or dark blue camper shell.

The Indiana license plate reads TK641MUK.

Anyone who spots Burton should contact 911 immediately, police said.

This investigation is continuing with no further information available for release at this time.

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