Most homicide victims killed in East STL, Illinois have no criminal record. The city has the highest per capita murder rate in the US, topping cities like Chicago, St. Louis, MO, Detroit, MI, and Washington DC.
Vince Wesselmann went missing from Southern Illinois in 2011 in Breese. Police and Clinton County residents conducted a massive search and man hunt but were unable to find him. He was declared dead in 2018.