OKAWVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A body found in Washington County, Illinois has been identified as a St. Louis man who disappeared a month ago.
Investigators say 29-year-old Kelvin Swingler was killed.
Swingler was found along I-64 in Okawville on September 23rd but investigators did not identify the remains until Wednesday.
“It hurts to have my baby gone, just robbed me of my baby, Just took his life for what, for what,” said Kelvin’s mother Beverly Goodlow.
The last sighting of him came on August 25 from his mother’s neighbor who said she saw Kelvin two hours later leaving his mother’s north St. Louis home with an ex-girlfriend.
“I went to her house and asked her have you seen Kelvin she said no I haven’t seen him in days,” said Goodlow.
But when police questioned the ex girlfriend she admitted to driving Kelvin home that night but told police after spending time with him on the riverfront she dropped Kelvin off at another location.
That same night she also reported her car stolen.
“They never found the whereabouts of that vehicle, ” said his mother.
At this time there are no named suspects are a cause of death. An autopsy performed on Wednesday determined Swingler had been killed.