$15,000 reward offered for killer of Maggie O’Brien’s owner

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – What appears to be a random murder is hitting St. Louis very hard. An owner of one the city’s favorite pubs, Maggie O’Brien’s, found shot to death on Interstate 55. There seems to be very little clues for police track down in the search for the killer.

Maggie O’s is a favorite for Blues and Cardinal fans. It was unthinkable that it would be closed last night after a Blues – Black-Hawks game. It has re-opened. Friends and customers have a little memorial going inside the door for 57-year old Pat McVey. He has been part of this place for decades, as a worker and then an owner, along with his brother, Eddie.

Police say a MoDOT worker found McVey shot to death in his vehicle on the shoulder of southbound I-55 near Loughborough in south St. Louis at around 5:45pm Wednesday. Sources say a witness reported gunfire about three hours earlier. Investigators believe that`s when McVey was shot, as he driving south on the interstate.

Investigators have recovered a bullet. They should be able to identify what kind of gun was used. So far there is no suspect, no motive. Friends say McVey leaves behind his wife, their two grown children and his brother.

There is a possible reward of up to $15,000 for any tips that lead to the suspects responsible for this murder. McVey’s family and friends are offering $5,000 and CrimeStoppers is matching that amount. A second, anonymous donor came along late Thursday afternoon with an additional $5,000.

Please call CrimeStoppers if you have any information at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477). All calls into CrimeStoppers are completely anonymous.