St. Louis man charged in student's death appears in court

1 year 7 months 5 days ago May 07, 2015 May 7, 2015 Thursday, May 07 2015 Thursday, May 07, 2015 11:07:00 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - A St. Louis man made his first court appearance on charges he killed a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist.

Michael Gordon was in court Thursday and remained held at the St. Louis County jail in lieu of $1 million bond. He didn't enter a plea and a judge set another hearing for May 18.

The 24-year-old was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Taylor Clark, a sophomore engineering student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Police arrested Gordon after his name was found in emails Gordon traded with Clark about the car Clark was trying to sell. Investigators said the two did not know one another.

Gordon did not have an attorney Thursday morning.

 

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