Whitesburg KY

Man found dead at Ermine; investigation is continuing

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 27-year-old man who was electrocuted last week.

Jason Allen Riley was pronounced dead on the afternoon of June 26 by Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker. Baker said Riley died of electrocution on a power line road at Friday Branch at Ermine.

Riley had a pair of bolt cutters with him, according to a police re- port. Police would not comment on whether or not Riley was attempting to steal copper from a power line when he was killed.

Kentucky State Police Det. Chris Collins said autopsy results are pending.

Funeral services for Jason Riley were held July 1 at Lighthouse Church at Camp Branch. Burial was in the family cemetery at Colson.

He was a son of Coy Gail Riley Sr. of Mayking and the late Judy Johnson Riley.

Surviving are his wife, Kayla Eldridge Riley of Mayking; daughters, Americas Riley of Indiana, and Jacie Marie Riley of Mayking; sons, Jason Otis Riley of Indiana, and Dawsyn Nathaniel Dean Riley of Mayking; three brothers, Coy Gail Riley Jr. and wife Angela of Thornton, Thomas Riley and Katrina Wright of Isom, and Michael Ray Riley and wife Arielle of Jenkins; a niece, and four nephews.

Carty Funeral Homes had charge of arrangements.

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