Game Wardens Find Body Of Missing Blanchard Man
Game Wardens have located the body of a Blanchard man who's been missing since May 23rd.
Warden Alan Curtis and his K9 Sig found Clayton Burton's body at approximately 11:30 Tuesday morning. The 66-year-old man was last heard from as he headed out on a fishing trip along the East Branch of the Piscataquis River. Officials say his wife was away when he left. When she returned home, she could teall he hadn't been home for several days, and contacted the Warden Service, giving them details about where he liked to fish.
That information led wardens to Burton's ATV Monday night, near a bog, off the railroad bed that runs from Blanchard to Shirley. On Tuesday, Wardens returned to the bog area with canoes and aircraft and found his kayak and fishing gear in two different areas along the south shore of the river in Shirley. Warden Curtis and his K-9 Sig were called in to aid in the search, and they located Burton not far from where his fishing gear was found.
The State Medical Examiner's Office was notified and Burton was taken to the Lary Funeral Home. .