Otha Liggins III (Dec 17, 1971 – June 13, 1999) was shot to death around 5am on June 13, 1999, near the Club Casino, East St. Louis, Missouri. He died from one single gunshot to his chest. The motive was robbery.
Stolen from Otha were: his golden necklace with a diamond medallion pendant that spelled his name OTHA, a diamond bracelet, a gold watch, and his Gucci prescription glasses.
Apparently, there were witnesses however, as this case is still unsolved, we need renewed media attention.
Otha (27) worked for Ford Motor Company. He had a 1994 college degree in business administration management.
The only reporting about progress in this case was when a Washington Park man was held for questioning. However, he was released without any charges.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of June 15, 1999, Liggins was paged at 2am when he was at home. An unidentified person asked him to come to the spot where he was shot. There, on that spot, he spoke to a woman before being robbed and killed.
- If he had a pager can we trace where that last call came from?
- Did that pager belong to the Ford Motor Company? If so, do they still have their records from 1999?
- Do we know anything about the gun, caliber, etc.
- Was any of his jewelry ever recovered in pawn shops or even at fairs or sales events.
- Was this woman Otha spoke to working with the man who shot hims? Was she ever identified?
There is a $5000 reward for information that will help the authorities solve the murder of Otha Liggins. If you have any information, please contact the East St. Louis Police Department at 618-482-6728.
Rest in peace, Otha Liggins III.