A man is facing murder charges connected to remains found in an abandoned septic tank.
Prosecutors say Melvin Scherrer murdered Samuel Francis and stuffed his body inside the tank of a home near Bonne Terre. Francis was last seen on December 17 of last year and was reported missing on December 23.
In addition to the murder accusation, Scherrer faces four more felony charges. He is being held without bond.
An endangered person advisory remains in effect for a missing St. Louis County man. T
he Missouri State Highway Patrol says that 66-year-old Michael Dobbs was last seen in Florissant on Monday afternoon. Dobbs suffered from bipolar disorder and depression. He left his home in a gold 2004 Toyota Corolla with a Missouri license plate of MA4F9R.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-89-2341.
A Schnucks security officer is responsible for finding a 12-year-old boy who ran away from home.
Trenell Griffin, who has autism and ADHD, was reported missing on Friday afternoon. His mother says he was found Friday night two or three miles from his Jennings home. The security officer said he recognized the boy's picture from the news.
The boy told his mother he did not know why he ran away from home.
A pre-teen boy is missing and Police need help to find him.
St. Louis County Police issued an endangered person advisory for Trenell Griffin. He has Autism and ADHD and his family told officers he is not taking his medication. Griffin wandered away from his home in Jennings. Griffin is 5’3”, weighs 100 pounds and has a light brown complexion. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, jeans and brown shoes.
If you see him, please contact St. Louis County Police at 314-889-2341.
Authorities have recovered human remains in a septic tanks in St. Francois County.
Just after 11 AM, the body was found on un occupied property northeast of Bonne Terre. The discovery is the result of a 7-month missing person investigation that involved Federal, State and local Law Enforcement agencies.
Identification of the body has not been released pending notification of the family.
The search is underway for a paroled sex offender who authorities say bolted from his East St. Louis halfway house.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is searching for Frederick Buettner. He was convicted in 2004 after being charged with felony predatory criminal sexual assault. He was paroled in May.
]The missing person advisory issued early today has been canceled.
Authorities found Otis Byrd in good condition in St. Louis County. Byrd was last seen at Barnes Jewish Hospital Monday night.
Byrd suffers from schizophrenia.
A man who suffers from schizophrenia is missing and the subject of an endangered persons alert.
Otis Byrd was last seen taking leaving his assisted living facility on Monday morning. He told the person he was traveling with that he would take a bus back to the Independence Center, but never arrived. St. Louis County Police confirm that he was seen at Barnes Jewish Hospital Monday night, but his whereabouts after that are unknown.
Byrd is described as a black man, 6 feet tall, weighing 210 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Louis County Police at 314-889-2341.
A St. Louis teen who had been reported missing in Florida over the weekend, has been found.
Florida authorities say Nicole Crowder was found this morning in Seminole County, which is north of Orlando. Police did not release any information on Crowder's condition. The girl was last seen with an unknown couple on the beach Saturday afternoon.
Authorities did not say if the couple was with Crowder when she was found.
The St Louis County Police Department has issued an Endangered Persons Advisory for a father and son who went missing yesterday.
A woman called police after he husband and 16-year-old son did not return from a fishing trip. Officers have searched the Mermec River in the area extensively, but have not uncovered evidence that the two men drowned. The missing men are 36-year-old Michael Hill and 16-year-old David Hill.
A ten month old girl is safe and sound after being abducted by her father this morning. Police say around 9AM Bryan Grant kicked in the door of the girl's home and kidnapped the girl. About six hours after an Amber Alert was issued, police found the girl outside the home of one of Grant's friends. Grant remains on the loose.
The suspect is identified as:
Brown eyes, black hair.
The child’s name is Demi Grant, b/f, 11 months of age.
The Washington, Missouri man reported missing by his family this week, has been found dead in his home.
49-year-old John Harper's family last heard from him on 6:30 Monday evening. Fox 2 reports that police say they do not suspect foul play in Harper's death.