On Thursday, November 11, 2021 at approximately 10:12 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Detectives discovered human remains in the Upton community of Larue County. Those remains were recovered and positively identified as 27-year-old Erica Burden, who was reported missing on Tuesday.
William “Billy” Burden, 53 of Upton was arrested and charged with Murder (Domestic Violence), Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse. He was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.