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Monday, 14 April 2014 16:30

Body of woman found in West Co. pond

   An autopsy will be performed to try to determine how a West St. Louis County woman died after her body was found floating in a pond near the Reflection Cove Apartments near Ballwin.  

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a passerby crossing a walking bridge about 7:30 Monday morning saw the body in the pond.  The woman was floating in three to five feet of water.

   The woman was in her late 60s and police say she had been seen by her husband earlier in the morning. Her name hasn't been released. 

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Monday, 31 March 2014 04:47

Man shot to death in north city

   Police aren't releasing many details about a man found shot to death in north St. Louis Sunday afternoon.

   Homicide Detectives were called to the 8900 block of Riverview Boulevard after a man was found dead in a car.  Police say the man had been shot multiple times, but haven't identified the victim.  

   The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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   It looks like the search for a missing Jefferson County man is over after a body was found near Barnhart Monday afternoon.

   Sheriff Glenn Boyer says the body of a white man was discovered at about 4:30 p.m. in a drainage ditch near Catlin Drive and Old State Road M.  Jefferson County investigators aren't releasing the identity of the man, but family members say it is Dale Leija.  

   The 36 year old had last been seen leaving a Barnhart convenience store on March 9th.  

   Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play, but the investigation is ongoing.

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:21

Body pulled from Meramec River

   Arnold Police aren't releasing many details after a body was pulled out of the Meramec River Monday evening.
Fox 2 News reports that the body was brought a shore at the Flamm City Boat Ramp, off Telegraph.  
   Police say they're still trying to identify the body.
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   Police in Belleville now know the identity of a woman found dead behind a business Tuesday morning.   Authorities haven't released her name, but say she was 83 years old and lived about 10 blocks from where she was found.  

   Robert Holmes, the owner of a local auto shop made the discovery about 10:30 a.m.  He called police after finding the woman's body in a snowbank behind his shop in the 1800 block of West Main Street.  

   The victim had been wearing only pajamas and blood was found on the ground in the area.  An autopsy has been performed, but police haven't released her cause of death.

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Thursday, 26 December 2013 02:12

STL man accused of killing woman, ditching body

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man is jailed without bond on charges that he fatally shot a woman whose body was found in a car trunk in Madison, Illinois
   Prosecutors in St. Louis have charged 39 year old Glynn Smith with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Nov. 25 death of Sybil Brandon, also of St. Louis.
   A witness told police the 50 year old woman was shot while partying at Smith's house in the 4500 block of Margaretta. Brandon's body was found Dec. 20 in the trunk of a car that was about to be towed from Third Street and Jackson.
   An autopsy showed that Brandon died of a gunshot wound to the head.
 
 
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   A body was found Wednesday in the search for a kidnapped 12 year old Missouri girl, although authorities say a positive identification had not been made.

   Adriaunna Horton's father, James Horton, told KMBC-TV that his daughter's body had been found.

   A spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol declined to disclose where the body was found, KMBC reported, but confirmed the search effort for Horton has been suspended.

   Bobby Bourne Jr., 34, of Lamar, Mo., was charged with kidnapping Tuesday in the disappearance of Horton, who was last seen Monday afternoon getting into a vehicle around 5 p.m. in Golden City, Mo.

   James Horton told ABC News affiliate KODE-TV that the suspect was known to his family.

   "He worked for me last summer on a job, a construction job. He was a neighbor. He lived less than a block behind us for a year," Horton said.

   On Tuesday, searchers used horses, all-terrain vehicles, dogs and a patrol helicopter to scour the small town.

   "We are going to exhaust every lead that comes in," said Troop D Public Information Officer Sgt. Jason Pace of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

   Horton was at the park with her sister and friends celebrating the end of her first day of the new school year when witnesses reported seeing her get into an SUV.

   The girl's father said he was told the driver of the SUV was asking children at the park for help.

   "He was whining he couldn't find his daughter. He had a missing child. He asked the girls in the park to help him," Horton said. "My oldest daughter walked up to his vehicle. That's when she was abducted."

   Police said they stopped a similar vehicle 90 minutes later and arrested Bourne, who was driving alone.

   Bourne was being held in the Barton County Jail on a $1 million bond. He had not entered a plea.

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  The bodies of two Missouri boaters are now been recovered after the men went missing on the Mississippi River near Hartford in southern Illinois.

   Illinois conservation police said Monday that 46-year-old Wendell Robinson of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo., was found Sunday in the river at Cape Girardeau, Mo. The body of the other boater, 60-year-old Mike Flythe of St. Louis, was found April 21. Authorities say the men's boat capsized near where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers meet on April 6.

   The Telegraph in Alton reports that Flythe's body was found about 15 miles away from the accident scene. Robinson's body was missing for 22 days and found about 100 miles away.

   One boy was rescued after the accident.

 

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   RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Police in southeastern Minnesota are investigating after an infant's body was discovered in linens from a St. Paul hospital.

   The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting early Wednesday that the body of a full-term infant fell out of a bedsheet Tuesday afternoon at an industrial laundry in the town of Red Wing.

   Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman says hospital workers had removed the body and linens from Crothall Laundry before his officers arrived. He declined to name the hospital but said his office is in contact with St. Paul police and the Ramsey County medical examiner.

   Pohlman says the linens had been delivered to Crothall no longer than two days ago.

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WOOD RIVER, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in Wood River, Illinois say they've identified the body of a suspected heroin overdose victim as that of a 28-year-old man.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports that Kenneth Harris Jr.'s body was found Tuesday in a car parked in a bay of a car wash in Wood River.

Deputy Police Chief Mickey Sabolo says the investigation points to a heroin overdose as the cause of the man's death, and no foul play is suspected. Authorities say drug paraphernalia was found next to the victim, who Sabolo says appeared to have died alone.

An autopsy was conducted Tuesday, but results weren't released. Authorities are awaiting results of toxicology tests.
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