ST. LOUIS – A man reportedly turned himself in to police Wednesday morning after admitting to killing two men in the Benton Park West neighborhood. Police were in the neighborhood for an unrelated call when the 60-year-old man approached them and led officers to the bodies.
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged Edward Labrier, 60, with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action in the investigation.
Police called to the intersection of Upton and Pennsylvania to check on a suspected explosive device at around 3:30 a.m. The man came up to them and said he killed two people in the 3000 block of Wyoming. He told them the exact address and gave them keys to the building.
Officers found a 77-year-old man and a 63-year-old man shot to death inside the home. The suspect was placed under arrest.
This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call homicide detectives at 314-444-5371. If you would like to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.