(KMOV) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a woman.
Scott Moore, 32, of Granite City has been charged with two counts of 1st degree murder, two counts of home invasion and one count of armed robbery. Moore allegedly beat Fowler to death while he was attempting to rob her. Police say finding her purse in a nearby dumpster was a big clue in solving the case.
According to Major Jeff Connor, the body of Catherine M. Fowler, 54, was found by police inside her apartment in the 2000 of Missouri Avenue near West 20th Street.
Friends say Moore and Fowler had known each other for a few months.
Moore is being held without bond.