Keith Ratliff killed in Stanton, Ky.

Schaumburg, IL

#147 Jan 16, 2013
Good article in the state journal yesterday about him. Pointed out the truth behind his "marriage" and also stated he had three children not just the one everyone seems to talk about.
my opinion

Lawrenceburg, KY

#148 Jan 16, 2013
Yep wrote:
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Give some examples- if u care too- I believe u.. He contacted me- numerous amounts of times- trying to get me to meet him. The initial contact beginning and ending on an online dating site. I did not ever meet him. Chatted online bruefly,few times- ended up knowing a few of the same ppl, distantly. Then one day I had a Fb request from him. Which was kind of weird to me. Because he did not know me tht way, and my profile is set to private. I did not add him.. He would consistently request to take me to dinner, then I may not get another online message from him for a bit- but it might be trying to get me to "hook up" with him. I had him blocked from messaging me until I closed the account, and whn I decided to reopen it- he again messaged me. I never met him.. I always felt something - there were red flags- the one time we chatted for an extended conversation- something wasn't right. But I definitely am saddened tht anyone would have to die this way. Very thankful- however- now tht I paid attention to my gut instincts.
girl..ME TOO.Ive known him for years. He would message me and text my phone and say LETS HOOK UP TONITE.or SAY LETS DO SOMETHING TONIGHT.He was persistant. Never gave up. Keith was a great &FUN guy. Very interesting. I like guns too. Loved to hear his stories about where he'd been and the things hed done. Loved listening to him but I just wanted to be friends and nothing more. Gonna miss him soo much. There will NEVER be another KEITH. Rest easy baby. Sorry I couldnt make the funeral but I was in a rut at that time but I tried to make it.~til I see you again just know we were ALWAYS friends~
my opinion

Lawrenceburg, KY

#149 Jan 16, 2013
Info wrote:
Good article in the state journal yesterday about him. Pointed out the truth behind his "marriage" and also stated he had three children not just the one everyone seems to talk about.
what did the artical say couldnt get out my leg has been broke since New Years and havent been able to get out.
To be a first

Flatwoods, KY

#150 Jan 16, 2013
Yep the world will be a better place. His goal was to have as many children as he could and abandon them. Lie and cheat. He wanted to conquer as many woman as he could while being mentally and physically abusive. He also used black male. He was hated by many so he will likely get no justice. The world will be a better place.

Tucker, GA

#151 Jan 16, 2013
Will someone post yesterday's article?

Shelbyville, KY

#152 Jan 16, 2013
Friend of man killed in Georgia speaks out
More details have emerged in the apparent homicide of Frankfort native Keith Ratliff, who helped obtain weapons for a gun enthusiast YouTube channel with more than a half-billion views.
The YouTube channel, among the most popular on the website, featured Kyle Lamar Myers using a fake Russian accent and the pseudonym Dimitri Potapoff while shooting automatic weapons and even a minigun at various targets, including watermelons, zombie paper cutouts and explosives.
The guns were often the real-life equivalents of those featured in new video games, such as the massively popular “Call of Duty” series.
Myers, a Georgia native, was Ratliff’s friend and business associate with the channel, FPSRussia, and the fledgling business FPS Industries, which develops and produces firearms.
Friends found Ratliff, a 32-year-old father of three, shot to death Jan. 3 with a single gunshot wound to the head at his home/business in Carnesville, Ga., 85 miles outside Atlanta, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation release.
The friends called Georgia’s Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, which brought the GBI into the investigation.
It was reported that Ratliff’s body had been at the location for some time, but authorities have declined to say how long. Ratliff’s funeral was Monday.
The sheriff’s office, the county coroner, the Piedmont Northern Office of the District Attorney, the GBI and the federal Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are now investigating the case.
Authorities said they are making progress in finding suspects, but said specific information would continue to be withheld.
Numerous firearms were present at Ratliff’s home/business, though none have been linked to his murder. Mike Ayers, the GBI special agent in charge of the investigation, said some of the weapons were class 3 automatics.
Robbery is a possible motive in the homicide investigation, Ayers said.
Ratliff used his connections to obtain some expensive, hard-to-get weapons shown on the FPSRussia YouTube channel.
Kitty Wandel, manager and producer of FPSRussia, referred to Ratliff on Twitter as the channel’s “weapons guy.”
“Keith Ratliff has been with the FPSRussia channel for quite some time now, helping us out with everything from pulling pranks to finding almost impossible weapons to use in videos,” Wandel tweeted.
Ratliff also had his own YouTube channel, kydivemaster, on which he posted videos showing himself kidding around with Myers, driving to Kentucky from Georgia for a hunting trip, showing off weapons and speaking out against gun control.
Derek Rayborn said he and Ratliff were best friends who had known each other for about 20 years.
Rayborn, general manager of his mother’s Frankfort business, Curtiss Trophy & Engraving, said Ratliff previously helped create Sotastic, a Kentucky Web design and development company.
Sotastic did work for various industries, including gun dealers. Rayborn said he thinks the company’s first big gun website was one for DoubleStar Corp. in Winchester.
Ratliff’s business partner at Sotastic showed him the FPSRussia videos one day in April 2011, Rayborn said. Within 24 hours, Ratliff had gotten Myers, the YouTube celebrity, on the phone.
“Look, I got these contacts in the gun industry and I can get you some guns to shoot,” was the basic conversation, Rayborn said.“And away they went.”
The first video Ratliff aided, posted online April 25, featured Myers wielding two AA-12 automatic military shotguns. Myers used the weapons to shoot a wooden door open.
“This one was pretty expensive to make,” Myers says at the end of the video.“But I think it was worth it.”
Rayborn said he thinks Myers and Ratliff were finalizing designs to begin producing guns at the location of their separate business, FPS Industries, where Ratliff was found dead.

Shelbyville, KY

#153 Jan 16, 2013
Friend of man killed in Georgia speaks out

Authorities still searching for suspects

A tour of the shop posted on Ratliff’s personal YouTube channel in August showed machines, including a manual lathe, plus a safe full of guns seen on FPSRussia and an entertainment room – with a pool table, a ping-pong table and gym equipment.

In the video, Ratliff says the complex has a video surveillance system.

Rayborn said Ratliff and Myers worked all summer to get the business going. He said Myers was devastated when he met him, for the first time, at Ratliff’s funeral. Rayborn said he didn’t know who would kill Ratliff and wouldn’t speculate, but he said he thinks it was someone he trusted.

Ratliff began permanently living in Georgia in early 2012, Rayborn said. But he’d still come back to Frankfort two or three times a month.

“When we grew up, everyone went their separate ways,” Rayborn said of their other close friends.“But me and Keith kind of stuck together.”

He said Ratliff was separated from his current wife and planned to remarry a former wife.

Rayborn called Ratliff a secret good Samaritan. He would do things like go to Walmart, fill his truck with toys and give them to disadvantaged children. But not in person.

“He’d drop the toys on the doorstep, knock on the door and run,” Rayborn said.

“He tried to play a big badass on one hand,” Rayborn added.“But when no one was looking, he was giving himself away.”

Lawrenceburg, KY

#154 Jan 16, 2013
Thank you.

Ivel, KY

#155 Jan 16, 2013
Thanks for posting. Please keep us posted on updates.

Again, thanks for your time and effort.

Star City, AR

#156 Jan 20, 2013

Star City, AR

#157 Jan 20, 2013
Keith was not a father, he was a sperm donor. The term father should not be thrown around so carelessly.

Lawrenceburg, KY

#158 Jan 20, 2013
Honestly wrote:
Keith was not a father, he was a sperm donor. The term father should not be thrown around so carelessly.
Shut your ugly face Amanda...your a gold diggin POS! Has the GBI called yet?

Tucker, GA

#159 Jan 21, 2013
Honestly wrote:
Keith was not a father, he was a sperm donor. The term father should not be thrown around so carelessly.
Isn't that the truth! That's all he ever wanted, was to go around sticking his did in a bunch of women aka a man whore!!! Didn't believe in condoms. Surprised he didn't have more then 3 kids. He was a compulsive liar & cheater. No wonder he had 3 different women put E.P.Os on him.

Lawrenceburg, KY

#160 Jan 21, 2013
Keep on spewing that garbage Amanda, GBI is watching you!

Star City, AR

#161 Jan 21, 2013
Julie- The "father" comment was not made my Amanda. I don't know her but I did know Keith. Just didn't want you to be blaming her for that comment.

Ashburn, VA

#163 Apr 25, 2014
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United States

#164 Apr 28, 2014
For the love of God, will you people grow up and get a life. Keith has been deceased for a while, and his mother just recently passed away not knowing what happened to him. These are my friends and I think maybe someone in here has something to hide. Keep running your pie-holes asinine twits.
You seem more concerned about his ex wife, and girlfriends, and baby mommas (whatever), keep downing his family?
Technically, in criminal cases, the victim always knows the person that victimizes him. But if you were doing something other than inhaling your own butt fumes you would have some knowledge that there was a school shooting before his murder. My educational guess was an anti 2nd amendment interest group member did it, or a corrupt police officer. Unfortunately my friends have passed away and you are hallucinating on your own butt fumes. I am so terribly sorry that you feel so isolated up there in your ole glory but you could let deceased people rest and remember that everything you say can and will be held against you. If by chance I am wrong, and one of you had something to do with his murder I just know you will be prosecuted. God help ya.

Ashland, KY

#165 Apr 30, 2014
What happened to the Fallis girl that Keith was pimping about 10 years ago?

Lawrenceburg, KY

#166 May 1, 2014
What's her first name?

Frankfort, KY

#167 May 1, 2014
Bob wrote:
what time is Chili's happy hour?
Pretty sure it starts at 4:00pm - 7:30pm.

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