St. Louis man charged with shooting death of SIUE student

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested and charged a St. Louis man in the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist.

Florissant Police Capt. Tim Fagan said at a news conference Wednesday night that 24-year-old Michael Gordon man was taken into custody Tuesday and was being held at the St. Louis County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.

Gordon is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 19-year-old Taylor Clark.


Taylor Clark, 19


Fagan says police arrested Gordon after his name was found in emails about the car Clark was trying to sell.

Police say Gordon is an employee of a truck driver training center in Hazelwood, near where Clark's car and body were found Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear whether Gordon has an attorney.



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