Crime

July 9, 2014

Cahokia takes over manhunt investigation in woman's murder

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has turned the murder case involving the murder of Cassandra Holman over to the Cahokia Police Department.

Holman, a 45-year-old mother was shot to death June 27 at her home at 127 Kenneth Avenue during an apparent home invasion or burglary attempt. She was home with her children at the time of the shooting.

Deputy Commander of the Major Case, Scott Workman said, "Charges have been filed and warrants issued for the two subjects involved in the shooting death of Cassandra Holman."

Antrell A. Teen, 31, of Bridgeton, Mo., and Torrence Neal, 25, of St. Louis, were charged with first-degree murder, and aggravated battery with discharge firearm.

Neither suspect is in custody, and Cahokia Police Chief James Jones said the department is actively looking for them. Both men should be viewed by the public as armed and dangerous, Workman said.

Jones and Workman urged anyone with knowledge of the case or the whereabouts of Teen or Neal to call the Cahokia Police Department at 337-9505.

Workman said extensive man hours and dedication of the members of the Major Case Squad and police agencies from both Missouri and Illinois and the U.S. Marshal's Service "led to the successful charging of the subjects."

Holman is the third homicide victim from Cahokia this year, Jones said.

Teen is known to frequent the Overland, Mo., area and is known to drive a blue 2001 BMW X5 vehicle.

Holman was shot multiple times before daybreak inside her home. She was shot in the back.

She was able to run to a neighbor's house for help but died at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville two hours after the shooting.

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