Sex offender found shot to death in Cahokia street

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(KTVI) - The Major Case Squad has been activated to investigate a murder in the metro east.

Officers responded to the 100 block of Amelia Drive Thursday night in Cahokia.  When they arrived, they found the body of man lying in the street.    Police identified the victim as William E. Harriel, Jr., 26.

Authorities say Harriel had been shot.  He was a registered sex offender and was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim 13-16 years old.

At this time there are no suspects.  Anyone with information should contact the Major Case Squad at (618) 825-5715.


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