Melvin Scherrer charged with murder of Samuel Francis

6:00 AM, Aug 2, 2013   |    comments
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ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a man accused of murder.

Melvin John Scherrer, 49, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, felonious restraint, abandonment of a corpse, and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.

The remains of 38-year-old Samuel Francis were found in a septic tank at a home off Highway K near Bonne Terre July 25.

He was last seen at a home outside Desloge, Mo. Dec. 17, 2012. He was reported missing Dec. 23.

Scherrer is in custody. He is held without bond.


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