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Henry County Man Found in Fire Pit

Posted: Sunday, August 28th, 2011 at 6:22 am
Author: Justin Rottger - KCII News

Henry County police discovered a man’s body in a fire pit near New London.  The Henry County Sheriff’s Office reports 76 year-old David Ekstrand was beginning to burn cardboard on a burning pile Friday when he fell near the edge of the fire and partially into it.

Police say they don’t suspect foul play, but an autopsy will be performed by Henry County Medical Examiner Kent Metcalf.

Responding to the scene were Henry County Ambulance, New London Fire and Rescue, and the Danville Fire Department.