East St. Louis Police investigating first homicide of the year

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 1 at 11:23 PM

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(KMOV.com) -- Metro-East Police are investigating a homicide involving a teenager dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

East St. Louis Police said they found Derundarae Smith, 19, dead in a field along 71st Street around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities did not release a description of the suspect.

This is the first homicide of the year in East St. Louis. Police and community organizations kicked off the 40 Days of Non-violence campaign January 25 in an effort to reduce crime.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for further information. 

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