Eugene French Jr. "Rick", age 69

Missing Man Found Dead on ATV Path in Estill County, Kentucky

IRVINE, KY – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that on Saturday, October 21, 2023, just before 4:30 P.M., KSP Post 7, Richmond, received a call from the Estill County Emergency Services requesting investigative assistance in regards to a deceased male who had been located on an ATV path on Bicknell Branch Road in Estill County.

KSP Troopers, Detectives, and the Estill County Coroner’s Office responded to the area to investigate.

The initial investigation revealed a family member located Eugene French Jr., 69 years old, from Irvine, KY, unresponsive on an ATV path near Mr. French's residence. The Estill County Coroner's Office pronounced Eugene French Jr., deceased at the scene. The cause of death is under investigation; however, foul play is not suspected.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Chad Barnes. He was assisted on scene by KSP personnel, Estill County Sheriff's Department, Estill County EMS, and the Estill County Coroner’s Office.


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