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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lawrence Stojan: St. Louis Police Now Believe Homeless Man Was Murdered

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM

An autopsy has revealed that a homeless man discovered dead in September was likely murdered.

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Police found Lawrence Carl Stojan around 11 p.m. September 24 in the 100 block of Elwood, just off South Broadway, near the Mississippi River. Investigators first thought the 54-year-old had died from a seizure. But the medical examiner's office last week informed police that Stojan died of trauma to the torso.

Police say that they have identified a suspect but have yet to locate him. More information if/when it becomes available. Strojan would be the city's 111 homicide of the year. Last year at this time the city had around 120 murders.

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