The Remains Of One Body Identified; Remains of Second Found Along I-64 Near OkawvilleAn investigation is now underway into a second body found dumped along a rural stretch of Interstate 64 near Okawville in Washington County. Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger has ruled one of the deaths a homicide. Foul play is suspected in the second death, but a Wednesday autopsy failed to determine a cause of death. Law enforcement officials won't say if the cases are connected.
The body of the first man found on September 23rd has been identified as 29-year-old Kelvin Swingler of St. Louis. He had been missing since August 25th when his mother said he never came home. Swingler reportedly had been dropped off nearby by an ex-girlfriend whose car was reported stolen the same day. Police say Swingler had been shot three times in the head before his body was dumped along I-64.
Styninger said the identity of the second body found this week has not been determined.
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Police Beat for Saturday, November 22nd, 2014