Major Case Squad Makes An Arrest In Swansea Homicide
SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) – The Major Case squad makes an arrest and the suspect is jailed on a $5 million bond. Police believe 37-year-old Kristofer McDavid murdered 50-year-old Carmen Boyd. Her body was found Friday inside her 2nd floor Swansea apartment building.
McDavid was arrested on Saturday and charged with 1st degree murder on Sunday. Police arrested him at his Belleville home.
Court documents indicate that McDavid stabbed Boyd in the face and neck with a sharp object. Police would not elaborate on a possible motive during a Sunday news conference.
Capt. Jeff Wild was the deputy commander for the Major Case Squad during its investigation. He said Boyd and McDavid were acquaintances and that there was a confrontation between the two.
“They knew each other and this was not random,” said Wild. ‘Who knows why it took place other than those two.’
Wild credited the St. Clair County State’s Attorney, the Illinois State Police and his detectives, which included members of the Swansea police department.
Swansea police chief Mike Arnold credited the public for providing several leads. In the end it was police work that led to the arrest of McDavid.
“Good old fashioned police work,” said Wild. “Came up with a lead on our own and went and followed it up.”
The Major Case Squad disbanded Sunday evening and the case will not be taken over by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney and the Swansea police department.