Maurice Todd, 56, Found Stabbed to Death in Yard, Latest in String of Murders (Homicide 63)



There's been another homicide in the city of St. Louis, after a notably violent weekend that involved eight separate shootings.

Maurice Todd, the latest homicide victim in the city, was found in the rear yard of his north St. Louis home, at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, police say. He was 56-years-old and is the 63rd homicide victim in the city this year.

He had suffered stab wounds to his chest and by the time cops arrived, it was too late. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police have no information to offer about possible suspects in this latest murder.

He lived on the 1700 block of Annie Malone Drive, police say.

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Just a day prior, police responded to a south St. Louis home and found a woman lying dead in her bed. The investigation is still ongoing in that case, but police say that it appears this woman, India Randall, 23, was a murder victim.

Later that day, Cedrick Franklin, 22, was shot to death inside a north St. Louis restaurant, one of six shootings that plagued the city on Saturday. The following day police responded to two more shootings in addition to this stabbing case that left Todd dead.

Here's the full SLMPD incident report on the stabbing.

Incident: Homicide
Location: 1700 block of Annie Malone Dr
Date/Time: 8/4/13 @ 09:50
Victim: Maurice Todd, 56-year old black male of the 1700 block of Annie Malone
Suspect(s): Unknown
The victim was found lifeless in the rear yard of the above location with apparent stab wounds to his chest. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

For more of Daily RFT's coverage of the latest metro St. Louis homicides, visit our "Big Bloody" archive.

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