St. Louis Public Radio News
5:49 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Two found dead at South St. Louis County Steak 'N Shake

St. Louis – Two employees of a south St. Louis County Steak 'N Shake were found murdered in the restaurant today.

Police say the deaths of Tammy Cantrell, 44, of south St. Louis County and Mark Gerstner, 24, of Arnold, were the result of homicide. They were both shot to death. St. Louis County Police spokeswoman Tracy Panus says the first victim was found before 5 a-m today by a delivery man.

"We believe that both of our victims were killed during a robbery there at the Steak n Shake. And right now we're just looking for information regarding that robbery and possible suspects," Panus said.

The restaurant in the 5800 block of South Lindbergh had closed at midnight for routine pest extermination and was to have reopened this morning.