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Two arrested for murder of former St. Elmo man

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Investigators of the Major Case Squad have confirmed the identity of the dismembered and burned body that was discovered in East St. Louis early Tuesday morning.

The victim has been identified through this investigation and confirmed by dental records as 22-year-old Zachary Irvin, who recently relocated to St. Louis from St. Elmo. 

Two suspects, 41-year-old Dennis M. Iagulli and 35-year-old James E. Pierson, are in custody and have been charged by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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