Sherriff’s deputies were asked to make a welfare call on Richard Burgess at his Vermont farm last week.
No one had seen or heard from him in quite a while, and when the deputies arrived and looked around they found out why.
Richard’s body was discovered trapped underneath a piece of farm equipment and investigators think the death happened months ago.
While there is no evidence of death being the result of foul play, an autopsy has been ordered. There are no other details at this time, or an explanation about his family situation.