October 28, 2020

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Police Arrest Man in Connection With Body Found at Bridgeton, MO, Self-Storage Facility

Update 10/28/20 – After eluding police for nearly three months, Molinari was taken into custody on Oct. 23 by U.S. Marshals Service in St. Louis County, Mo. A warrant for his arrest was issued on July 28, according to sources. He's being held at the St. Louis County Jail.

7/31/20 – New information has been released surrounding the death of Cameron Gray, whose body was found inside a unit at Love's Storage Solutions last week. Three security cameras from the facility captured video and two picked up audio of the shooting, according to police.

Gray and Molinari, who were acquaintances, were inside the unit for about four hours on July 24 while Gray installed vinyl flooring. Footage shows Molinari picking up a handgun, racking it twice and then firing one shot at Gray. He then yelled an insult at him, grabbed a box from the unit and left, investigators said.

Police are still searching for Molinari, who faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. At one point, he agreed to meet with officers at a fast-food restaurant but failed to show. Molinari has a pending charge for possession of a controlled substance, and prior convictions for theft and the sale of a controlled substance, authorities reported.

7/28/20 – Police are searching for a suspect after the body of a 28-year-old man who had been shot was discovered inside a unit at Love's Storage Solutions in Bridgeton, Mo., early Friday. Surveillance video shows the driver of a gray Dodge Ram pickup truck plowing through the security gate at 13945 Missouri Bottom Road to exit the facility, according to several sources.

Authorities responded at 4:30 a.m. to investigate the gate breach, then returned two hours later after a facility employee discovered the body. The victim was identified as Cameron Gray of St. Ann, Mo.

Police later recovered the truck, which belonged to Gray. Investigators are still searching for the suspect, Michael Molinari, 27, whose last known address was on Tennyson Avenue in Overland, Mo., sources reported.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Bridgeton Police Department at 314.739.7557 or [email protected].

In addition to its Missouri location, Love’s operates one facility in California, one in Las Vegas, and two in Texas. It’s owned by a privately owned company that also operates the Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores chain of more than 500 truck stops and convenience stores in 41 states.

KMOV, Police Looking for Overland Man After Finding Body Inside Bridgeton Storage Unit
St. Louis Dispatch, Police Identify Body Found Inside Bridgeton Storage Locker, Still Looking for Suspect
St. Louis Dispatch, Man Found Dead in Bridgeton Storage Locker Was Installing Flooring When He Was Shot by an Acquaintance, Police Say
AP News, Man Charged in Shooting Death at Missouri Storage Unit
Fox2News, Man Wanted for Murder at Bridgeton Storage Locker Taken Into Custody After Evading Police for Three Months
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Man Wanted for Killing Acquaintance in Bridgeton Storage Locker in July Taken Into Custody



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