Posted 3/22/23

A Summertown family is pleading for answers in their son’s murder while searching for his pet bird Rikka.

Patrick Barger, 25, was found shot inside a workshop on Caldwell Road St. Patrick’s Day, the bird, his pet conure is still missing.

The family is left with unanswered questions as they not only search for their son’s killer, but Rikka who hasn’t been seen since the shooting, a small piece of their son they would like to have back.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office said authorities are looking into multiple leads and narrowing down suspects. If anyone has any information, you are asked to call 931-762- 3626.