Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. LOUIS > No sign of bridge jumpers * The Coast Guard said Thursday it had suspended a search without finding two homeless men said to have jumped from the Eads Bridge into the Mississippi River about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was not clear whether they made it to safety or drowned.

Authorities were told that four homeless men on the bridge decided to jump into the water and swim to the Illinois side. Only two tried, and they were last seen a couple hundred yards downstream. The other two walked across the bridge and reported the incident at the Casino Queen.

ST. LOUIS > Death is investigated * Homicide detectives were investigating what officials called the suspicious death of Garrett Weddle, 51, who was found unresponsive about 6 p.m. Wednesday on the floor of his apartment in the 300 block of South Grand Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Relatives found him after being unable to reach him by phone. Autopsy results were pending.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Missing girl is sought * Police asked Thursday for the public's help in locating Tierra Graves, 13, believed to be a runaway. "Due to privacy issues, we cannot disclose her history, but because of her young age and history, we are considering her at risk," the county police said in a statement. She was last seen about noon Wednesday at a home in central St. Louis County.

Officials said Tierra is about 5-foot-6, weighs about 215 pounds, and was last seen wearing a green shirt, blue skinny jeans, and blue tennis shoes. She is known to frequent areas in Northwoods and in St. Louis, near Natural Bridge Road and Newstead Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Louis County police at 636-529-8210.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Bank robbery suspect held * John Lyons, 52, who is accused of using a fake bomb in holding up a bank, was charged Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court with first- degree robbery and fleeing arrest. …

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