Teen charged after man found dead in Metro-East motel room - KMOV.com

Teen charged after man found dead in Metro-East motel room

FAIRMONT CITY, Ill. (KMOV) -- A teen has been arrested after the body of a man was found Sunday morning in a Fairmount City motel room.

The Major Case Squad said Danielle Washington, 17, was charged with 1 count First Degree murder for the death of 33-year-old Octavio Contreras.

Police were called around 11:15 a.m. to a room at the Royal Relax Inn, 5280 Collinsville Road, where a Hispanic man was found dead.

Major Jeff Connor, commander of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, said the preliminary autopsy results indicate Mr. Contreras died as the result of a gun shot wound.

Washington was taken into custody early Tuesday morning and is currently housed in the St. Clair County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

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