St. Charles, MO (KSDK) - St. Charles police are investigating after a man was found bludgeoned to death in his apartment.
Police were called to the 800 block of Fox Chase Drive around 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
The victim's sister identified the man to NewsChannel 5 as 49-year-old Scott Eugene Barnes.
Neighbors told NewsChannel 5 they heard fighting coming from inside the apartment.
"You just never expect someone to die like that. He didn't have terminal illness or anything that you would expect something to happen this sudden," said Barnes' brother-in-law Glen Lowe.
Police have not said if they have any suspects.
Barnes most recently worked as a security guard at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and leaves behind a college-age son.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3300 or St. Charles CrimeStoppers at 636-949-3333. CrimeStoppers callers can remain anonymous. Citizens can also e-mail CrimeStoppers through their website, or text STCPD plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).