Arrest Made in 40-Year-Old St. Clair County Murder Case

Greg Branson

Belleville, IL (KMOX) – An arrest is made in a 40-year-old murder case in St. Clair County.

State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says Gary Allyn Warwick of Portage, Indiana is charged with the murder of a baby, Joseph Henry Abernathy III on December 30th, 1972.

Warwick was arrested Thursday in Portage. He’s being held in the St. Clair County jail on five million dollars bond.

The case was reopened after Abernathy’s family started a petition drive and put a video on YouTube.


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