Upton, KY. (November 11, 2021) – On Thursday, November 11, 2021 at approximately 10:12 hours (EST), KSP Detectives discovered human remains in the Upton community of Larue County. Those remains were recovered and positively identified as Erica Burden. An autopsy is pending at this time.
William “Billy” Burden, 53 of Upton was arrested and charged with Murder (Domestic Violence), Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse. He was lodged in the Larue County Detention Center.
Original News Release below:
Bonnieville, KY. (November 10, 2021) – On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at approximately 3:09pm (CST), Kentucky State Police Post 3- Bowling Green received a call in reference to a missing female subject in the Bonnieville community of Hart County.
Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene and began a missing person investigation. It was reported that 27-year-old Erica Burden had dropped her child off at school at approximately 7:55am and had not been seen or heard from since that time.
Erica was last seen wearing a burgundy sweatshirt, distressed blue jeans and leopard crocs. She also carries a leopard purse. She has multiple tattoos on her right arm.
Anyone with any information in regards to Erica or her whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police Post 3- Bowling Green at (270)782-2010. The case remains under investigation at this time.
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