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Follow up on the death of an Alexandria man

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -The legal community of Central Louisiana is reacting to the news of the death of a prominent lawyer.

Richard Burnes was reported missing on Monday.  Rapides Parish Sheriff's deputies found his body Wednesday in a wooded area on Bayou Rapides Road. 

On Thursday a giant wreath hung on the front doors of Burnes' law office on Washington Street in Alexandria.  We spoke to one of his colleagues who said he will be greatly missed.

"He was a tremendous individual, very brilliant criminal defense attorney, and above all a very ethical and very professional individual which is really a breath of fresh air these days and we're very much going to miss Richard."

Funeral services for Burnes are scheduled for Friday at the Pentecostals of Alexandria.  Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and the funeral will held at 11 a.m.

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