Body found beneath Peruque Creek Bridge
The O’Fallon Police Department is investigating the death of a 24-year-old O’Fallon man whose body was found under the Peruque Creek Bridge.
Police said they received a missing person call at about 5:51 p.m., Sept 9. The call came from a residence in the 1300 block of Turtle Creek. Police said an investigation revealed Kent Gerst had last been seen Sept. 8 in the area of W. Terra Lane and Peruque Crossing Court.
Police checked the area and located Gerst’s body beneath the bridge at about 10:41 p.m., Sept. 9.
The Medical Examiner’s Office responded and took custody of the victim. Police said the investigation is continuing into the victim’s activities prior to being found.