Man found dead at Kettering business ID’d; police ask for tips

Kettering police have identified a man found dead Tuesday afternoon at his insurance office.

Barton Wilson, 73, was pronounced dead at the business, Barton Wilson Insurance, at 2529 Wilmington Pike in Kettering.

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His death is considered suspicious.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Kettering police at 937-296-2555 and ask for detective Vince Mason.

Officers were called out around 12:30 p.m. to the insurance agency on a report of an unresponsive man.

An acquaintance went inside the business, which was unlocked, and found a man dead, Lt. Lee Sanders told the Dayton Daily News Tuesday.

“There was some sign of trauma,” he said, but he would not elaborate further because it remains under investigation.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office  has not determined the cause or manner of Wilson’s death at this time.

Kettering police are continuing to investigate.

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