Body found near Cahokia investigated as homicide; Major Case Squad activated

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) - The Major Case Squad has been activated after a man's body was found lying on Judith drive near Cahokia at around 10:30am Friday. Authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.

The victim has been identified as Jamell Bridges, 24, of East St. Louis, IL. Police called Emergency Medical Services to the scene after finding the body. EMS determined that he died after receiving a gunshot wound.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department requested activation of the Major Case Squad of the Greater St. Louis Area for assistance. With 20 investigators arriving, the Major Case Squad began the investigation into the death of Mr. Jamell M. Bridges.

The Major Case Squad is asking for help from anyone having information concerning this crime to call the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department (618-825-2051) or CRIME STOPPERS.