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.

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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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