Editor's Note: This article was updated at 12:45 p.m. with more information.
An O'Fallon man was found dead under a bridge on Sunday night.
According to police, Kent Gerst, 24, O'Fallon, was reported missing in the 1300 block of Turtle Creek at 5:51 p.m. on Sunday after he did not return home on Saturday night.
said he was last seen on Saturday, Sept. 8 in the area of West Terra Lane and Peruque Crossing Court. Officers checked the area on Sunday and found Gerst dead, at 10:41 p.m., under the Peruque Creek Bridge.
According to police, the Medical Examiner’s Office responded and took custody of the victim, and police are continuing their investigation into the victim’s activities prior to being found.
Friends are showing support for Gerst and his family on Facebook.