Friday, August 17, 2012

Seth A. Kilburn – Earthly Body Located – August 17, 2012

Seth A. Kilburn, 34, of Lake Placid. He was last seen leaving Wiseguys bar on School Street in the village of Lake Placid between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012.
“The manner of death is undetermined,” the chief said, pending results from Medical Examiner Dr. C. Francis Varga.
“At this point in the investigation, we don’t suspect foul play.”
Police are awaiting toxicology results to see if alcohol or drugs were a factor.
“He was basically in plain sight, but not in an area you could see from the road,” Moore said.
The home is owned by an elderly person who could not conduct a search outside, police said.
“It appears Seth quite possibly fell off an embankment,” Moore told the Press-Republican.
“There was a dropoff at the location where he fell, from four to 10 feet.”
Moore said there was debris at the site where Kilburn landed.
Police do not know the actual time of death, but Moore said it is very likely Kilburn died as a result of the fall.
He was alone at the time, having last been seen at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, walking toward home after leaving Wiseguys Nightclub. Link to article

LAKE PLACID – Seth Anthony Kilburn, 34, of Lake Placid, passed away on Aug. 12, 2012.
Seth was born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 24, 1977, the son of David A. “Tony” and Celeste A. (Poirier) Kilburn of Lake Placid. Seth lived most of his life in the Lake Placid area.
He is survived by his children Sawyer and Harper; his parents Tony and Celeste Kilburn; his sister Emily Kilburn; his wife Kori Kilburn; and his mother and father-in-law Dede and Terry Bailey and his maternal grandfather Donat Poirier. Click to continue obituary.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Andrew Ell – Earthly Body Located – August 12, 2012

Walked away from group of friends after an eve of drinking. – Located deceased.
Andrew Ell, 22, of Warren County, was found face-down in a ravine on the North Service Road off Interstate 70 about one mile west of Highway 47. Ell’s body was 16 feet below the guardrail in about four inches of water and three inches of mud, according to the Warren County coroner.
Authorities with the Major Case Squad said preliminary results indicate Ell drowned and that his death was an accident.
They said he had injuries consistent with a fall down the ravine. They aren’t sure why he wasn’t able to get out of the water at the bottom of the ravine, but said he had been drinking and that could have been a contributing factor.
The final results of an autopsy will take weeks, authorities said.
Ell may have been trying to get home after eating at a fast-food restaurant, family members say.
Ell’s mother, Cathy Ell of St. Paul, said her son had been out with friends on Friday night. They went to Jack in the Box around midnight and then drove across the street to eat the food in the parking lot of Burger King, she said.
Her son left to use the restroom and never returned, she said.
“The other people who were with him got concerned and went to look for him,” she said. “They tried to retrace his steps and checked all the places that were still open but couldn’t find him.”
Ell said her son had left his cell phone in the truck he was riding in, so he couldn’t call anybody.
“We’re assuming that he was attempting to walk home,” she said.  ”One of the friends called me about 10:30 Saturday morning and asked me if Andrew was at our house. I called 911.”
She said her brother, niece and nephew had found her son’s body.
Warren County Coroner Roger Mauzy pronounced Ell dead at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He said a guardrail separates the service road from the ravine where Ell’s body was found.  He said the road was poorly lit.
Mauzy said Ell’s body showed no major visible of signs of trauma. Ell’s driver’s license listed a St. Paul address but that he was  living with friends in Warren County, Mauzy said.
Ell described her son as vivacious, fun, close to his family and a big tease.
“You couldn’t stay mad at him because he would say things like ‘Oh, Mom, your hair looks really nice today’, and just totally diffuse the situation,” she said.
Andrew Ell was employed as a field service technician with CK Power in Creve Coeur. He was a graduate of Linn State Technical College and St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon.
A wake for Ell will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay in St. Charles. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul.
“He was a good boy; he’s going to be missed so much,” Cathy Ell said.
Anyone with information on Ell’s whereabouts before he disappeared is asked to call the Major Case Squad at 636-456-2208.  News Source Link