- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TROY, Ill. (AP) - A three-day fundraiser is planned for the family of a slain Southern Illinois University student.

Police say 19-year-old Taylor Clark of St. Jacob, Illinois, was killed last week while trying to sell his sports car advertised on Craigslist.

His car and body were found May 5 at a Hazelwood, Missouri, truck driver training center where 24-year-old Michael Gordon worked.

Gordon is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Clark’s death. Online court records don’t show whether Gordon has an attorney.

KMOX Radio (https://cbsloc.al/1Pg8243) reports that Taylor’s friends are staging a fundraiser Friday through Sunday in Troy, Illinois, to help pay for Taylor’s funeral expenses and to benefit his 7-year-old brother.

The event will include a rummage sale, car wash, raffle, barbecue and a bake sale.

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