Three people have been charged in the stabbing death of Riverbend resident Christopher Gernigin. St. Charles County, Mo State's Attorney's Office has charged 27-year-old Larry E. Northcutt of Godfrey, 28-year-old Brent A. Jones of Alton, and 26-year-old Natasha R. Smith of Bethalto, with 1st degree murder. Northcutt has also been charged with Armed Criminal Action, a felony.
Alton Police have been assisting the Missouri State Highway Patrol in this investigation since last weekend, when Gernigin's body was found just south of the Clark
bridge in Missouri. Northcutt, Jones and Smith are being held at the Alton Jail with no bond.