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Major Case Squad investigating East Alton man’s death

The Major Case Squad is asking anyone with information about this vehicle or its owner to contact them.
The Major Case Squad is asking anyone with information about this vehicle or its owner to contact them.

The death of Michael S. Louvier, 49, whose body was found Friday in East Alton, is being investigated as a homicide by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, according to a press release.

Louvier’s body was found in the 300 block of Grand Avenue and was identified Saturday.

East Alton Police Chief Darren Carlton said they were treating the death as “suspicious” Saturday.

The Major Case Squad is requesting public assistance in identifying a burgundy 2000 to 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe and its owner. According to a press release, the vehicle would likely be in the East Alton or the surrounding area and may have been loaned out by the owner.

Anyone who may have had contact with Louvier since July 11 “in person, by phone, or on social media” is also asked to call the Major Case Squad at 618-259- 2279 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6

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