#1 Serial Killer Loose in STL area caught!07-02-2008, 12:05 AM
Spree Killing Suspect in Custody
16 mins ago
KSDK -- A 28-year-old Rock Falls, Illinois man believed to be connected to eight murders in Missouri and Illinois, was arrested Tuesday evening, the St. Louis Major Case Squad said. Nicholas Troy Sheley was arrested outside a bar in the 3700 block of Nameoki Road in Granite City, Illinois, according to Lieutenant Bill Baker, a spokesman for the major case squad.
Sheley is suspected in the murder of an elderly man in Whiteside, Illinois; the murder of Little Rock, Arkansas, couple Tom and Jill Estes in Festus, Missouri; the murder of Ronald Randall in Galesburg, Illinois; and the murder of three adults and one child in Rock Falls, Illinois, the FBI said. All eight victims were killed by blunt force trauma to the head
Sheley is also wanted for home invasion in Sterling, Illinois, and on federal charges for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Authorities said he will be incarcerated on a $1 million bond.
NewsChannel 5 spoke with a Washington, Missouri man who police think not only talked to him, but lent Sheley his cell phone.
The man said he and friends left the Cards-Mets game Monday night and went outside to tailgate.
This had the people in the St Louis area pretty on edge today. The guy was found in Granite City, Illinois, directly across the Mississippi River from St Louis. He allegedly killed two people in the small town of Festus, Missouri, south of the metro area.
The two visitors to St Louis were staying at a hotel near Festus. Their two little dogs were found, extremely bloody, running around. They found the couple blood covered, with a trail of blood.
There were alerts going around to keep the doors locked. I'm just glad that creep has been found. Can't believe he went to the Cards game last night. His picture was on constantly, so guess it was inevitable that he'd be caught. The FBI and the major case squad in the City of St Louiw were leading the investigation..
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