Alton Police took a man into custody last night in relation to the death of an Alton area man whose body was found last weekend, just south of the Clark Bridge in Missouri. Authorities took 27 year old Larry E. Northcutt Jr., into custody after Northcutt was identified by police as a "person of interest" in the homicide of 29 year old Christopher Aaron Gernigin of the Alton area.
Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z detectives from the Alton Police Department are assisting Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, though Gernigin was not killed in Alton.
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Northcutt was identified as a person of interest in the case hours before his arrest and asked the public for help locating him. Northcutt was arrested at a house in the 1,100 block of West Ninth street in Alton at around 7:15pm.