Police identify body found in Metro East - KMOV.com

Police identify body found in Metro East

(KMOV) -- The Major Case Squad have identified the body found in East St. Louis Tuesday night.

Authorities say the body of 17-year-old Alexander McKinnies, from Wellston, was discovered around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday near the corner of Trendley and 4th Street.

A passerby found McKinnies' body in the road.

Major John Lakin told News 4 that McKinnies died of multiple gun shot wounds. He was killed approximately two hours before his body was found Tuesday.

Police have not identified any suspects yet.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call 618-482-6607.

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