Homicide

St. Louis man due in court for killing of Illinois college student trying to sell car online

  • In this May 5, 2015, photo, a 2007 Nissan 350ZX is loaded on to the back of tow tuck after it was found in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood, Mo. The body of Taylor Clark, an Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist, was found Tuesday night near a driving school not far from where his abandoned vehicle, the 2007 Nissan 350ZX, was found according to Tim Fagan, the deputy commander of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis and lead investigator. Authorities continue to investigate the slaying of Taylor Clark. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this May 5, 2015, photo, a 2007 Nissan 350ZX is loaded on to the back of tow tuck after it was found in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood, Mo. The body of Taylor Clark, an Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist, was found Tuesday night near a driving school not far from where his abandoned vehicle, the 2007 Nissan 350ZX, was found according to Tim Fagan, the deputy commander of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis and lead investigator. Authorities continue to investigate the slaying of Taylor Clark. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated booking photo released by the St. Louis County Jail, shows Michael Gordon. Gordon is due in court Thursday, May 7, 2015, and is being held in jail in lieu of $1 million bond. The 24-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Taylor Clark, a sophomore engineering student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist. (St. Louis County Jail via AP)

    This undated booking photo released by the St. Louis County Jail, shows Michael Gordon. Gordon is due in court Thursday, May 7, 2015, and is being held in jail in lieu of $1 million bond. The 24-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Taylor Clark, a sophomore engineering student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist. (St. Louis County Jail via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A St. Louis man is to have his first court appearance on charges he killed a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist.

Michael Gordon is due in court Thursday and is held at the St. Louis County jail in lieu of $1 million bond. The 24-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Taylor Clark, a sophomore engineering student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Police arrested Gordon on Tuesday after his name was found in emails that Gordon traded with Clark about the car Clark was trying to sell. Investigators said the two did not know one another before they met.

It was not immediately clear whether Gordon has an attorney.