MU student Jarrett Mosby died from gunshot to lung

Friday, December 27, 2013 | 3:13 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Jarrett Mosby, the 21-year-old MU student who was found dead in his car Monday in Illinois, was killed by a gunshot to his lung, a Madison County coroner has ruled.

The coroner has ruled his death a homicide, said Matt Eiskant, a lieutenant with the Belleville City Police Department and a deputy commander of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis.


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Mosby was found in his car at 12:45 p.m. Monday in Madison, Ill. He was an MU student studying business, and was shot multiple times, according to the coroner’s report, though police declined to specify the exact number. Police are waiting on a pathology report, which could provide more specific information, Eiskant said.

Eiskant declined to comment on the murder weapon or whether police have identified any suspects, and he declined to speculate on a motive.

"There are items of evidence that can only be presented at trial, and if spoken about before could jeopardize the case and potentially prejudice a jury," Eiskant said.

Numerous investigators are pursuing leads, he said.

Supervising editor is Adam Aton.



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