At around five a.m on this date in 1927 T.P. McCarthy was traveling along the Collinsville Rd. in East St. Louis. When he was a block north of the terminal railroad tracks he saw a dark object about three feet off the road. Being of a curious nature McCarthy pulled over and went to investigate. Guess what the "bundle" was?
If you guessed St. Louis gangster Michael Jones aka Mickey Joe Morris
you win. Jones, we are told, was well known by the St. Louis police
having been arrested fifty-three times in a few short years. Jones had
been shot four times in the head after being conked over said noggin
with some heavy instrument. Police say he was killed elsewhere and