Triple murder suspect in southern Indiana found dead

(Photo supplied/Indiana State Police)

The Indiana State Police says a man wanted for a triple homicide in southern Indiana has been found dead.

This morning shortly after 8:00 am, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that Richard Lee Burton. Jr’s vehicle was parked at the Blackwell Horse Camp in Monroe County near State Road 446. When deputies approached the vehicle they found his body in his vehicle.

Detectives believe Burton was responsible for the deaths of three people found inside a home in the 5800 block of South Beck’s Mill Road in rural Washington County.

The information on the identities and causes of death to the three bodies located on Beck’s Mill Road will not be released until the autopsies are completed in Salem Tuesday morning.


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