U.S. Marshals arrested the son of the man whose body was found in a Broadway home earlier this month.
U.S. Marshals arrested the son of the man whose dead body was found in a Broadway home earlier this month.
Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis announced Friday, Oct. 16 that Carl S. Goldberg, 29, formerly of Hannibal, has been arrested in connection to the death of Carl A. Maxwell, 84. Goldberg lived in Las Vegas at the time of his arrest.
Hannibal Police detectives requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service on Oct. 7 when they named Goldberg as a "person of interest" in the case.
Marshals arrested Goldberg Wednesday, Oct. 14. On Thursday, Oct. 15, HPD detectives traveled to Las Vegas, where they subsequently named Goldberg as the primary suspect in Maxwell's death.
Maxwell's body was found Tuesday, Oct. 6 inside 2034 Broadway, identified as his home. Davis said at a press conference that Maxwell's death occurred around February 2015, around eight months before an unidentified person located his body. A neighbor told the Courier-Post Maxwell had moved to the Las Vegas area nearer to children — presumably Goldberg. As the investigation unfolded, David said the HPD believed the home had been unoccupied for some time.
As the case moves forward, the HPD is seeking murder charges with Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton.
Maxwell's death is the second of three homicides in two months.
Davis stressed the incidents appear to be isolated in nature. He said there is no evidence that connects the recent spate of killings.
In August, HPD began an investigation into the beating death of Jennie Jo Blankenship in her 9th St. apartment. Travis Lane faces a second-degree murder charge in her death.
On Oct. 15, Ron Goodrich died after a gunman shot him as he walked home from work. That investigation is ongoing.