Missing Illinois student found shot to death after putting car on Craigslist

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. --  A missing Illinois student has been found shot to death in Missouri.

Taylor Clark's car was found Tuesday in a parking lot in Hazelwood, Missouri near Saint Louis.

His body was found in a shallow grave nearby. He had been shot.

Police say Clark was trying to sell his car on Craigslist and know he made contact with at least one potential buyer.

Clark was a student at Southern Illinois University and was reported missing on Monday.

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4 comments

    • CaldAngel

      This has nothing to do with Craigslist. It has a lot to do with the people who use it. If you’re going to sell/buy something, do it at a police station. If someone refuses to meet you at a police station, then you shouldn’t move forward with the transaction. So sad that he was killed. My heart breaks for his loved ones.

  • MrCrabs

    Some towns are now establishing Craigslist meeting locations at police stations. Most of this kind of thing involves luring someone who is buying a higher priced item (electronics or car) so they can rob them. Or, claim to be interested in buying the item and rob it (again a car or electronics). This is just a case of possibly a serial killer. Buying or selling cars on Craigslist has been nothing but a pain. I’ve given up on it entirely.

    • Diane

      I’ve heard of police stations accomendating Craig’s list deals. Maybe the website should post the DOs N’ DON’Ts of online selling practices bcause both the sellers and the buyers have falling victim to criminal activity.