Update, June 9, 2010
Read Nicholas Phillips' feature story here, "Tears of a Town: Racial tensions flare in the wake of the hanging death of Lester Wells Jr."
Cahokia police discovered the body of a nineteen-year-old man hanging from a bridge early Sunday morning.
The victim's body was discovered around 8 a.m. April 25
dangling below a bridge on Levin Drive -- just across the Mississippi River from south St. Louis.
Authorities believe the teen was a suicide victim, though an investigation is ongoing.
Police have yet to release the name of the teen.Updates...