Teen Found Hanging From Cahokia Bridge
Read Nicholas Phillips' feature story here, "Tears of a Town: Racial tensions flare in the wake of the hanging death of Lester Wells Jr."
Cahokia police discovered the body of a nineteen-year-old man hanging from a bridge early Sunday morning.
The victim's body was discovered around 8 a.m. April 25 dangling below a bridge on Levin Drive -- just across the Mississippi River from south St. Louis.
Authorities believe the teen was a suicide victim, though an investigation is ongoing.
Police have yet to release the name of the teen.
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