How close are the police to linking Christopher Coleman to an unsolved triple murder?
Police said they have narrowed down their investigation in the strangulations of a Columbia woman and her two sons to one suspect and presented their case Wednesday to the Monroe County prosecutor, but no warrant was issued, pending lab tests that could take up to eight weeks. “You need to make sure before you make charges on something like this,” said Maj. Jeff Connor, deputy commander of the Major Case Squad of the Greater St. Louis Area. In the early morning hours of May 5, police found Sheri Coleman, 31, and sons, Garett, 11, and and Gavin, 9, dead in their Columbia home after Sheri’s husband and the boys’ father, Christopher Coleman, called police from a South St. Louis gym and asked police to check on them. Colemans at cemetery Rev. Ronald Coleman Colemans at cemetery Victims’ bodies arrive Police follow Coleman and his father to church Coleman family Chris Coleman (center) is consoled by a woman believed to be his mother and his father, the Rev. Ron Coleman, on Wednesday morning