The Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad continues to investigate the death of Alexis Winston, 23, who was killed in her apartment at 1200 Market St. on Tuesday.
Lt. Kristopher Tharp, deputy commander of the Major Case Squad, said progress in the investigation is being made.
“We are actively following up on leads and putting out fliers announcing an increase in the reward money for information in this case. We want anyone with information to call us. It is important for people to reach out to us,” Tharp said.
On Wednesday, St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. said Winston died of gunshot wounds to her head and chest.
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Anyone with any information is urged to call the Major Case Squad at 618-274-5434, East St. Louis police at 618-482-6767 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.
Tharp also wanted to let the pastors who have provided support know it “is greatly appreciated.”