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Major Case Squad investigating Glen Carbon shooting death

A man was shot to death in rural Glen Carbon Sunday, and the Major Case Squad is investigating.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department was called to Chaparral Lane in rural Glen Carbon on reports of shots fired. Police found a man lying in the street, who was pronounced dead at the scene with apparent gunshot wounds.

Initially police had no identification on the man, though Monday morning gleaned a few more clues as to the victim’s identity.

Madison County Sheriff John Lakin requested activation of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, which is also currently investigating the disappearance of Denita Hedden after her birthday celebration on Jan. 25.

Chaparral Lane is located in south Glen Carbon off Illinois Route 162. Major Jeff Connor of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department described it as a “quiet residential area,” and while they are reviewing calls from that street, there’s no clear indication of what happened yet.

“We don’t know why he was there,” Connor said. “In canvassing the neighborhood, no one was familiar with him.”

Connor said the Major Case Squad now has some clues to the man’s identity, but they are waiting on the autopsy before informing any family members and then releasing his name.

More than 20 investigators were currently working the apparent homicide on Monday morning, according to a release from the Major Case Squad.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at 618-692-4433.

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Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald

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