MURRAY — Murray police continued Tuesday investigating the death of a teenage boy who fell through the roof of an industrial warehouse building.
Keltin Ouellette, 17, was killed when he fell at least 30 feet, said Murray police detective Kenny Bass.
The accident happened about 9 p.m. Monday at 4315 S. Commerce Street (300 West). The property is currently owned by Wagstaff Crane, Bass said. There are many cranes parked on the property outside the building, which used to be owned by St. George Steel.
Ouellette and two friends, ages 18 and 14, somehow managed to get inside the fully fenced property, Bass said. He did not know Tuesday if they climbed the fence or found a hole.
At that point, the detective said it took "some ingenuity and climbing" to get to the roof of the building, which does not have a ladder or outdoor fire escape.
Ouellette reportedly stepped on a panel or part of the roof that gave way, Bass said.
Police have used words such as "heartbreaking," "tragic" and "sad" to describe the accident. They believe the boys were there just messing around.Comment on this story
As word of his death spread, messages of condolence were left on the Facebook page of Keltin's parents.
"Keltin we all love you and will miss you dearly," one woman wrote.
"I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss. Keltin was a wonderful young man who was loved by so many, including our family," wrote another woman.
"Rest easy Keltin Ouellette. You were the sweetest kid in junior high, and always doing what you could to help someone. Rest in peace," another post says.
According to his Facebook page, Ouellette recently became a father.