New murder at a Fairmont motel
Fellas, this is awful news. A woman was found dead yesterday on the second floor balcony of the First Western in Fairmont. This is the motel next door to that Phillips 66 gas station and convenience store on Collinsville Road by Route 203.
Here's the story from BND.com
Woman's body found on hotel balcony
BY RICKEENA J. RICHARDS, Belleville News-Democrat
FAIRMONT CITY --
The death of a 29-year-old woman who was found dead Sunday morning on a second floor balcony of a Fairmont City hotel is being investigated by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis.
"At this point we are investigating the case as a homicide," said Maj. John Lakin, deputy commander and Madison County chief deputy sheriff.
The woman was identified as Kari Nina Polk by St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone, who said she died of blunt trauma to the head.
Polk was pronounced dead at 4:15 a.m. Sunday after her body was found on a balcony at the First Western Inn at 1941 Collinsville Road, Stone said.
A permanent address for Polk has not been determined, Stone said.
Lakin said there were no suspects in custody, and that no additional information was being released at the time.
He said the Major Case Squad was activated about 6:30 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call from Fairmont City police about the discovery of the body. He said approximately 20 investigators are working on the case.
An autopsy was scheduled for 9 a.m. today.
Deputy Coroner Charles Rigney, who will be at the autopsy, said it could take from 10 to 12 days for investigators get any more information about Polk's death.
Lakin said the investigators are urging anyone with information, or anyone who may have seen anything at the hotel between midnight and 3 a.m. Sunday to call the Major Case Squad at 274-6306.
Unlike the nearby Indian Mound Motel, this motel has dead bolts on the doors, but apparently they were of no consequence in the murder of this young lady. Does anyone know if she was a street walker? - Rosco
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