Found Deceased IL - Taylor Clark, 19, Edwardsville, 4 May 2015 *Arrest*

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  1. tlcya

    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

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    true. But shallow graves always confound me. If you are going to bother to dig a grave why shallow?

    I hope LE is able to get leads from the car and the body that take them to a suspect.

    I cannot imagine his family's pain. So young. So much ahead.
     


  2. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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  3. steelman

    steelman Former Member

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    http://www.kmov.com/story/28986729/car-of-missing-siue-student-found-in-hazelwood

    Hmmm...........maybe this transaction didn't really have anything to do with selling a car afterall.
     
  4. Jan

    Jan New Member

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    That is so terribly sad! So many bright young people are disappearing or being killed. It's very scary and depressing. I have 6 grown kids with one daughter graduating from the university on Friday, and 2 grown grandchildren with more growing up. I worry about them in this dangerous world.
     
  5. Marilynilpa

    Marilynilpa Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with you. If this was a murder committed by someone wanting to take the car or to rob Taylor, why leave the car behind? If the killer panicked, why take the time to hide the body? Seems he would have just taken the car and fled. JMO.

    But criminals do stupid stuff all the time, so who knows.

    I feel so bad for his family and girlfriend.
     
  6. steelman

    steelman Former Member

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    Raw video of the press conference today at this link:

    http://www.kmov.com/clip/11466301/r...-on-the-homicide-of-siue-student-taylor-clark

    Police captain refuses to acknowledge shallow grave.

    Police captain refuses to provide manner of death, how he was killed.

    Police captain says no one in custody.

    Police captain request that the public come forward with any and all information they may have.

    Police captain refuses to answer 95% of the reporters questions. He doesn't want to "jeapordize the investigation" <gag>

    Another press conference with no information provided, sorta makes you wonder why they even bothered.
     
  7. Mountaingazer

    Mountaingazer Well-Known Member

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    Could there be another motive and the craigslist ad was just a convenient opportunity to get him alone. He posted in early April on a public facebook post that he was getting ready to sell the car, maybe the perp took note and waited.
     
  8. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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  9. Lulu14

    Lulu14 Active Member

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    Death penalty, I hope.
     
  10. Sweetgrits

    Sweetgrits New Member

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    BBM

    I was thinking along the same lines. If it was someone just looking at his car and they met in a public place why would they take time to dig a grave. That would be a long time to hope someone didn't see you digging a grave and carrying a body to the hole. I wonder if this could be more personal. Of course, JMO
     
  11. steelman

    steelman Former Member

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  12. Solitaryone

    Solitaryone Active Member

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    Was the grave dug before the murder?
     
  13. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science."- Liet Kynes

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  14. Queen Bee

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  15. lucky181

    lucky181 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely disgusting.
     
  16. steelman

    steelman Former Member

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    HAZELWOOD, Mo. &#8211; The man who killed Taylor Clark murdered him on his lunch break then went back to work, police say.

    Investigators confirm 24-year-old Michael Gordon is suspected of killing 19-year-old Taylor Clark after agreeing to meet up with him through Craigslist to possibly buy his car.

    Clark was last seen around 10:30 a.m. Monday. His car was found around 6 p.m. in the parking lot of MTC Truck Driving School in the 12000 block of Missouri Bottom Road. His body was discovered in a wooded area not far from his car.

    Police say Clark was trying to sell his car, a 2007 red Nissan, and met up with Gordon, who worked at MTC, on his lunch break.


    Gordon.jpg

    Capt. Tim Fagan with the Florissant Police Department and commander of the Major Case Squad, says Clark was shot one time.

    The Major Case Squad was activated Tuesday night, and more than 20 investigators are working the case. They said blood was found on the passenger side of the vehicle.

    Gordon has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He's being held at the St. Louis County Jail on a $1 million bond.

    http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2015/05/06/taylor-clark-body-found-hazelwood/70879300/

    This *** worked at the driving school where he was found.
     
  17. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science."- Liet Kynes

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    It would seem so, to not attract attention after the crime was committed. That's premeditation; if I'm correct ?
    Why do people do things that result in losing their freedom, possibly for the rest of their lives ?
    How can murdering someone be worth that ?

    MOO
     
  18. hisjerseygirl

    hisjerseygirl New Member

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  19. hisjerseygirl

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    clearly NOT the smartest criminal to leave the car and body in the parking lot of his workplace....
     
  20. krimekat

    krimekat Amazed and Baffled

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    sure hope he is sentenced to death - so glad MO still has the DP

    what an evil, evil person!

    RIP Taylor Clark
     

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