Man seen dumping body in south St. Louis trash bin


by staff

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 14 at 8:09 AM

3500 California Ave St Louis, MO 63118

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( – Police are looking for a suspect who witnesses say dumped a body in a trash bin in the Gravois Park neighborhood and ran away.

A young couple told News 4 they were at their home near the 3500 block of California when they spotted a man in the alley with their trash can.

The male witness confronted the suspect and told him to put their trash bin back.

The man went back inside his home. The woman who lived with him then spotted the suspect walking away with the bin.

The witness told News 4 he went outside and caught up with the suspect, who started acting suspicious while hiding the trash can behind his back.

According to the couple, while they began calling police, the suspect fled south through the alley and west on Miami.

The couple said that’s when they looked into the trash can and discovered a woman’s body.

According to reports, the victim is a black female in her 20s. Her identity has not yet been released. Police said they were awaiting autopsy results before determining the cause of the death.

The couple told News 4 the suspect was a black man in his mid-30s. They said he was about 5-foot-8 with a medium build and was wearing a black short-sleeve shirt and black and white checkered “chef pants.” He also had a cauliflower right ear.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (866) 371-8477.