Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Receives Call About Dead Body

January 9, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia


In Carnesville, not much is known yet about the death of a Kentucky man found late last Thursday on Hayes Road.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the body of 32-year old Keith Ratliff of Frankfort, Kentucky was found about 5:45p Thursday evening.

At the time, authorities would not release any information until the victim’s relatives had been notified. On Sunday, Thomas said Ratliff’s body was discovered after a 911 call.

“We received a call about a possible DOA,” Thomas said. “Upon the deputies’ arrival, they found a white male who was unconscious and not breathing. EMS personnel came and determined the man was deceased.”

Thomas said they are treating the death as a homicide until the investigation proves otherwise.

Thomas said, it was determined that Ratliff had died of a single gunshot to the head and that his body been there for some time.

Ratliff’s body was taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for autopsy.

Ratliff was a well known YouTube personality. He was the host of the FPSRussia videos, and had 3.4 million subscribers. He also operated a company out of Carnesville called FPS Industries.

Thomas said the investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.