Man Kills Teen After Responding To Craigslist Ad
A Missouri man is in police custody after authorities say he agreed to meet up with a 19-year-old Craigslist car sale that ended in murder.
The man who killed Taylor Clark murdered him on his lunch break then went back to work, police say.
Investigators confirm 24-year-old Michael Gordon is suspected of killing 19-year-old Taylor Clark after agreeing to meet up with him through Craigslist to possibly buy his car.
Clark was last seen around 10:30 a.m. Monday. His car was found around 6 p.m. in the parking lot of MTC Truck Driving School in the 12000 block of Missouri Bottom Road. His body was discovered in a wooded area not far from his car.
Police say Clark was trying to sell his car, a 2007 red Nissan, and met up with Gordon, who worked at MTC, on his lunch break to test drive the car.
Capt. Tim Fagan with the Florissant Police Department and commander of the Major Case Squad, says Clark was shot one time.
Fagan says initial work by investigators with the Madison County, Illinois Sheriff’s Department connected Gordon to Clark through email searches and phone records.
Investigators say the two did not know each other prior to their contact on Craigslist.
“I’m not going to specifically talk about motive,” said Fagan when asked why this meeting allegedly turned to murder. When asked if there were signs of a struggle between the two, Fagan would only say Clark was “shot one time.”
Gordon has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
He’s being held at the St. Louis County Jail on a $1 million bond.
So sad and very reminiscent of James Jones Jr.’s story.
Pleaaaaaaase be careful on Craigslist people.