Major Case Squad release pictures of possible witnesses in murder case


LEBANON, Ill. – The Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad is continuing its investigation into the death of Keith Carter. His body was found along Emerald Mound Road near Lebanon, Illinois on Saturday afternoon.

Investigators released pictures of two possible witnesses that were believed to be with the victim prior to his death. Police think one or both of them may have information as to the actions or whereabouts of Carter in the hours leading up to his death.

Carter was known to frequent 14th and Clark in St. Louis He was also known as “Lil 2” and “TJ”.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a man down on Emerald Mound Road outside of Lebanon, IL in rural St. Clair County.

Deputies discovered an unknown black male approximately 1 mile east of Il. Rt. 4 in the lot of the township rock pile. He was declared dead at the scene.

“We have not determined exactly how long the subject had been there,” said Captain Bruce Fleshren, chief of investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. “We don’t believe he had been there very long.”

It is believed the victim died from an intentional act, but the possible cause of death is not being released at this time.

“At this time we have not identified our victim,” Fleshren said. “We are not disclosing the manner of death at this time because that’s relevant to the investigation.”

Anyone who has information with circumstances of his death is asked to call the MCS at 618-825-5200 or the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department at 618-825-2051.

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