Investigators identify body found in Metro East scrap yard

Investigators identify body found in Metro East scrap yard

Investigators identify body found in Metro East scrap yard

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 6 at 10:12 AM

800 Walnut Ave East St Louis, IL 62201

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Investigators have identified the a man whose body was found in an East St. Louis scrap yard Wednesday morning.

Police found the body in the Top Metal Buyers business yard in 800 block of Walnut Avenue after being tipped off by a caller.

According to reports, the man has been identified as Laverne Clayton, 62. Police Chief Michael Floore says investigators believe the man was homeless.

St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says Clayton appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the back.

Authorities have not named any suspects.

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