The man accused of killing a student from SIU-Edwardsville will have his case heard before a St. Louis County grand jury. 24-year-old Michael Gordon of St. Louis made a brief appearance in court yesterday in the death of 19-year-old Taylor Clark. Clark’s body was found in a wooded area in a Hazelwood business park earlier this month.
Authorities believe Clark communicated with Gordon while trying to sell his car through Craigslist, and the two met outside Gordon’s place of work with his car. It is alleged that Gordon shot Clark and tried to hide the body while the two met during Gordon’s lunch break. Gordon remains held on a $1-million bond.