St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney says his office is holding on to nearly 400 absentee ballots that he believes are fraudulent.
Police are concerned because the girl’s mother does not have custody and has an extensive criminal history.
The first one broke out at 58th Street and Forest. Around the same time, a house just a few blocks away caught fire at 61st Street and Forest.
“We don’t have nearly enough, not even close to enough, police officers in the Metro East,” he said.
State police Lt. Dave Wasmuth says the man appeared to have been dead for days, and that evidence at the scene indicates he was killed.
Happened at North 47th and Caseyville Avenue
On March 19, the body of 30-year-old Jessica Williams was found in Washington Park, eleven days after she was reported missing.
Steven Johnson, 25, and his mother were arrested Thursday after a police raid on their home in Washington Park.
Prosecutors contended Jackson shot Thornton several times in the chest as the 52-year-old sat in his car on April 1, 2010.
Steven E. Johnson is charged with several crimes including promotion of prostitution, but not for holding alleged victim against her will.