A man who went missing Saturday while working on a Franklin County online cigarettes farm was found dead Tuesday.
The body of David Aguilar, 31, of Frankfort was found in a fence row at the farm on Ky. 1685 at 9:50 a.m., Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said.
He said Aguilar had been sick for several days and had been helping house cigarettes online on Saturday, when he disappeared at about 4 p.m.
Melton said Aguilar’s family searched for him over the weekend and called police for help at 10:50 p.m. Monday.
An Emergency Medical Services crew of about 15 people was looking for Aguilar Tuesday when they found his body lying in the weeds.
Melton said Aguilar is thought to have died Saturday afternoon, and foul play is not suspected.
He said several of Aguilar’s co-workers had reportedly suffered from nicotine poisoning, which can happen when workers absorb the nicotine from wet cigarettes leaves through their skin.
Melton said toxicology results would be needed to determine cause of death.
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