Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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EAST ST. LOUIS > Man is killed in robbery * Tobias X. Gross, 27, who was found dying in East St. Louis on Monday night, apparently was beaten and strangled during a robbery, police said. Investigators were questioning a man, 48, according to Police Chief Michael Floore.

Floore said officers found Gross unconscious on the ground in a pool of blood in the 600 block of North 41st Street at 8:16 p.m. Monday. Gross, of the 500 block of Aladar Drive in O'Fallon, Ill., died at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Floore said it was his city's 18th murder this year. He said East St. Louis has averaged 23 a year since 2000, and finished last year with 22.

ALORTON > Body is found in car * Darian Massey, 30, who was found dead in a car in Alorton early Wednesday, appeared to have been shot, authorities said. Massey, was found in a Toyota sedan that had run off the road in the 4200 block of Bond Avenue at 2:57 a.m., according to Illinois State Police Capt. James Morrisey. Massey, of East St. Louis, died at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

JEFFERSON COUNTY > Driver dies in crash * Heather M. Michael, 40, of De Soto, died at a hospital after her car ran off Highway 110 just east of Upper Plattin Road and struck a tree about 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Michael, driving a 1999 Saturn SL2, was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

WARREN COUNTY > Crash kills rider in SUV * Donald R. Hollenberg, 79, of Columbia, Mo., was killed Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 70 east of Wright City, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Hollenberg was a passenger in a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Andrea G. Campbell, 55, also of Columbia, officials said. They were stopped in traffic about 9:45 a.m. when their SUV was hit from behind by a 2008 Lincoln MKX driven by Ronald L. Day, 77, of Warrenton. The impact sent Campbell's vehicle off the right side of the roadway.

Hollenberg died at the scene. Warren County Coroner Roger Mauzy said Campbell was giving Hollenberg a ride to a doctor's appointment when it happened. Hollenberg was not wearing a seat belt, Mauzy said. …

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