‘Persons of interest’ in murder case located in Lincoln County


Alex Kersting and Monica Deroy

LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating two persons of interest in connection to a murder that took place over the weekend.

According to Lieutenant Tom Wilkison, a spokesman for the Major Case Squad, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for a fight on Grizzlys Lane on Sunday at about 4:30 p.m. Deputies found 44-year-old Christopher Wright dead at the scene. He’d been stabbed to death. The sheriff’s office contacted the Major Case Squad for assistance.

Since then, investigators have determined two persons of interest in the case: 24-year-old Alex Kersting and 41-year-old Monica Deroy.

Kersting and Deroy were last seen driving a red 2007 Ford Taurus bearing Missouri license plates ZD2F8P. They were located with the Taurus and taken into custody Tuesday evening in a rural area of Lincoln County without incident

The investigation is ongoing and the Major Case Squad will be seeking charges with the Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

If you have any other information about this investigation, you are asked to contact the Major Case Squad at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 636-528-6100.

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