Harriett Childers

Authorities on Friday charged a 15-year-old boy with murder in the shooting death of a ride share driver almost a year ago. The boy, not yet publicly identified, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated vehicular hijacking. He was in custody on Friday at the St. Clair Juvenile Detention Center, Illinois State Police said. The boy is accused of killing 49-year-old Harriett Childers on Aug. 27, 2022, while she driving for a ride share company, police said. Childers, of St. Louis, also worked as a nurse. Officers found Childers' body in the 1800 block of Gaty Avenue. Several agencies were involved in the investigation including the FBI. Additional information was not immediately available.

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Aug. 27, 2022




49 years old




1800 block of Gaty Avenue,
East St. Louis,
St. Clair County