The St. Louis-area Major Case Squad is examining the death of a registered sex offender.
Authorities found his body on Thursday in a neighborhood near Cahokia, Illinois. Police say 26-year-old William Harriel Jr. was shot to death. Police have not released any information about suspects in the case. Harriel Jr. had previously been convicted for the sexual abuse of a child between 13 and 16 years old.
Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call the Major Case Squad at (618)-825-5700.