An East St. Louis woman found shot to death earlier this week has been identified as a former Bethalto resident. The St. Clair County Coroner announced Wednesday that the victim, identified as 29-year old Amanda Hand, had no current address listed but that she had previously lived in both Bethalto and Collinsville.
Authorities say that Hand was a known streetwalker and that she died within hours of being shot. They are asking anyone with information about the homicide to call East St. Louis Police at 482-6700, Illinois State Police at 346-3990, or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.
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