CAHOKIA, Ill. (KSDK) – The investigation of a 26-year-old man found dead near Cahokia Thursday night has prompted the activation of the Major Case Squad.

St. Clair County Sheriff deputies found William Harriel Jr., 26, lying in the road of 100 block of Amelia Drive of an apparent gunshot wound, according to Major Case Squad Deputy Commander Lt. George Mokriakow.

The Major Case Squad is investigating the death as a homicide, Mokriakow said.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact the Major Case Squad at 618-825-5200 or 618-825-5201.

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