Man charged for dumping a body

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COTTAGE HILLS, IL (KTVI) – A missing person’s report has lead to charges against an Illinois man who allegedly dumped a body in St. Louis.

The Madison County Sheriff’s  department says Adam J. Sneed was reported missing by his family on October 21.  Family members told police Sneed had not been seen since Friday, October 17th.

Police also got a call from St. Louis City detectives  on October 21 saying Sneed was found dead in an alley on Saturday. Detectives used his fingerprints to identify him

Investigators say a witness saw a man dump Sneed’s body in the 2200 block of Angelica around noon Saturday.  He was driving  a silver or gold van.

That’s when authorities questioned Willie M Jenkins, Jr., 34, of the 100 block of West Drive in Cottage Hills, Illinois.  Police say he was the last person to be seen with Sneed and he owned a van like the one reportedly seen in St. Louis.

Jenkins was arrested and now faces Abuse of a Corpse charges.   It is unclear how Sneed died, but police believe his death may have been drug-related.



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