No charges have been issued in the murder of a Union woman found dead in a Lincoln County motel Sunday.
The Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad investigating the death of Megan M. Clark, 29, deactivated and turned over the case to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department
Clark’s body was found at the Elsberry Motel and Lodge with multiple gunshot wounds.
Major Case Squad Deputy Commander Capt. Don Thurman, with the St. Charles police, said detectives were in Union Thursday looking for information and interviewing friends and neighbors of the victim.
“This does not appear to be random,” he said. “We are looking at various people.”
According to a probable cause statement filed in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office by Union police, Clark was the victim of a third-degree domestic assault May 13 in the 400 block of Brown Street, Union.
Rico Clark, 27, was charged Monday in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with third-degree domestic assault. He is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond.
No additional charges were filed against Rico Clark by Friday afternoon.
According to the probable cause statement, a witness reported hearing a woman scream for help. The witness also told police they saw a man throw the woman into a window.
The witness said the victim screamed again and the man covered her mouth with his hands, authorities allege. The witness said Clark then pulled the woman away from the window and turned off the lights, according to the probable cause statement.
When police arrived and questioned Megan Clark, she said she had been in an argument with the suspect. She said the argument was only verbal.
The woman eventually told police Clark had pulled her hair and caused her to scream. The officer reported the woman “feared” Clark, according to the probable cause statement.