Man found slain in Kinloch is identified

2013-04-04T16:10:00Z 2014-07-08T16:57:45Z Man found slain in Kinloch is identifiedFROM STAFF REPORTS

ST. LOUIS COUNTY   •  Police on Thursday identified a man found slain in Kinloch as Clement Sonnier, 31, of the 9200 block of Ellison Drive in Ferguson.

Sonnier was found shot to death on Gregory Drive near Mable Avenue about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Ben Hoover, 65, who runs a business recycling old mattresses on Gregory Drive, said he returned to his business shortly after 8 p.m. and found the man's bloodied body dumped along the road in front of his property. He said the man's legs were bound with zip ties. Hoover said he called 911.

"Blood was coming out of his head," he said Thursday. "It looked like it was execution-style."

Hoover said he recently installed a security camera near where Sonnier's body was found and turned over his surveillance footage to police.

St. Louis County detectives are investigating the case and had no information about possible suspects. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call St. Louis CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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