Dead body found in Ferguson near where Michael Brown was killed

Dead body found in Ferguson near where Michael Brown was killed
Source: Cristina Fletes-Boutte

Police are calling the death of a man found inside a parked car in Ferguson early Tuesday “suspicious” but refuse to comment beyond that.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

The body was discovered inside a sedan near Glen Owen Drive and Windward Court at about 9 a.m. Tuesday. That’s just east of the Canfield Apartments and down the street from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Rick Eckhard, an officer with the St. Louis County Police Department, said the car was parked in the 9400 block of Glen Owen. The St. Louis County crimes against persons unit is investigating.

A Ferguson resident who lives nearby told police he saw four people with guns outside his apartment Monday night. The man said was able to pick part of their conversation, which included plans to loot and a desire to “kill someone.”

One onlooker said of Ferguson Monday night, “It was pretty much Beirut. It’s only going to get worse.”

A woman at the scene who was crying and pacing up and down said: “They killed my baby.” Officers tried to hold her back, but she got close enough to the car to see who was inside.

LU Staff

LU Staff

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