Police: Bodies found in car were those of missing couple
OLIVETTE (AP) —
Authorities said the bodies found in a car in a secluded St. Louis area ravine are those of a missing couple.
St. Louis County police identified the victims Tuesday as 43-year-old Michele Laws and 47-year-old Igor Zhukov, of Olivette.
Laws' mother, Ruth Laws, told KMOV-TV that her daughter helped Zhukov run a business buying and selling cellphones and often meet people to make the exchanges. She said her daughter told her the two were meeting someone Thursday at a Quick Trip in Riverview.
Ruth Laws said she never heard from them after that and now believes it was a "set up."
The couple was supposed to take their daughters to piano and swim practices that night but never showed up. Their car was found Monday.