Police searching for ‘person of interest’ in Alton murder

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ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Police are searching for a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Christopher Gernigin, 29, was found dead near the Clark Bridge early Saturday morning.  He is from the Riverbend Area.

The Alton Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol now searching for Larry E. Northcutt, Jr. He is a person of interest in this case. He is described as a 27-year-old white male who is 5’8″ tall, 180lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Northcutt has not been charged with any crime at this time, but should be considered armed and dangerous. Police warn that you should not should not approach the him and immediately call police.

Please call 911 or contact the Alton Police Department at 618-463-3505 if you have any information.