A 49-year-old man from Fenton was found murdered in East St. Louis
around 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Police received a call of gunshots around 11:15 February 26 and discovered John W. Svejkosky
's body moments later in the 1200 block of North 37th Street. View Larger Map
It's unclear what Svejkosky was doing in the residential neighborhood.
Discussing Svejkosky's murder, East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks Jr. told the Belleville News-Democrat
"We're always disappointed whenever we have someone killed in the city
of East St. Louis. It's disheartening to see anyone killed anywhere, but
I am confident that the police department will ascertain what the cause
of this homicide is and hopefully find the perpetrator so that justice
can be rendered to this individual's family.