Major Case Squad activated after body found in Cahokia dumpster

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CAHOKIA, Ill. - The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has been activated after a woman found a body inside a dumpster at a Cahokia apartment complex on Tuesday morning.

The apartment complex is on Jerome Lane, just east of Route 3. Authorities got the tip about the body around 10 a.m. after Teresa Bryant went to take her trash out.

Bryant said she noticed a nice quilt in the dumpster, one she would have liked to try to reuse. As Bryant reached for the quilt, she said she discovered a black man's body with the head wrapped in plastic.

"Whatever scumbag did that to that family, I want to find out," Bryant said. "If it would have been Sunday, they pick my trash up on Monday, he would have never been found."

Police found another body in Cahokia Tuesday afternoon, but do not believe it is connected to the case at the apartment complex.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.