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News 4: 2 arrests in sex assault suspect murder

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
(KMOV) -- News 4 has learned 2 suspects have been arrested in the murder of Kenneth McClure.
 
His body was found Tuesday at Route 66 State Park near Eureka.  McClure, 57, was the owner of a south St. Louis comic book store and suspect in the rape of a 13-year-old.

St. Louis County police say the two suspects were arrested Wednesday morning and booked on 1st degree murder charges and armed criminal action.  The charges were taken under advisement by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's office and the suspects were released from custody.

The suspects are one of his employees and her boyfriend. They both knew McClure very well.
 

McClure was supposed to be in court Tuesday morning for a hearing related to his rape charge, but he did not show up.

A State Park Ranger found McClure's body on the ground in an area near where Highway 44 and the Meramec River meet at Route 66 state park.  He was shot in the back of the head.

Click here to read about McClure's standoff with police after being charged with rape.

 

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