Don’t miss these top stories Tuesday on BND.com:
▪ Long lost aunt Mary?
A total of 48 people emerged to claim a chunk of the estate of Granite City resident Mary Petroff after it was revealed the never-married woman with no children was a millionaire.
The daughter of Bulgarian immigrants, Petroff had amassed $1.36 million thanks to modest living by the time she died in 2011.
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With no will and no known heirs, Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler saif it took four years for the courts to decide who got the money.
▪ Caseyville police are investigating the suspicious death of a baby.
According to authorities, they got a call early Monday morning that the 5-month-old boy wasn’t breathing.
There were other children in the room of the Motel 6 along Interstate 64 from where the call was placed.
▪ A Granite City man drowned over the weekend when he apparently tried to retrieve a crashed drone on a frozen pond.
Mark A. Miller, 54, was with his 11-year-old son on Chouteau Island flying the drone when it apparently crashed. He sent his son to sit in their car while he went to get the drone. The boy waited in the vehicle for about three hours when it finally ran out of gas and he went to seek help.