Metro-East News

Police investigating deaths of couple in Cahokia

Police found the bodies of a man and his wife in their Cahokia home about 11:30 a.m. Friday. A family member went to the home, found the couple deceased, and called police.

St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye identified the couple as William R. Mansfield, 56, and Pamela Mansfield, 54, of 211 W. Sixth St. William was pronounced dead by the county coroner’s office at 12:12 p.m. and Pamela was pronounced dead at 12:13 pm. They were pronounced dead at the residence.

“We don’t know the cause. We are waiting on toxicology reports to come in to determine the cause of death,” Dye said.

“We are investigating it as suspicious, but we can’t release any more details, pending further investigation.”

Plew said police were called to the residence at 11:20 a.m by a relative. Once there, police located the man and woman near the front portion of the home. They were not breathing.

Residents in the area said the couple had not lived on West Sixth for long. They said the two moved in around March.