Four Arrested In Connection With Rock Island Homicide

Rock Island Police have arrested four people connected to the death of 51-year-old Alan Porter. The four, who are all in their twenties, were taken into custody late Wednesday night, June 13, 2012.

Investigators say on Monday, June 11th, a bicyclist riding along the bike path between the Centennial and Crescent Brides found a man’s body along the trail. Police say the man died of suspicious traumatic injuries and launched a homicide investigation.

Read that story – click here.

On Wednesday, June 13th, Rock Island Police Deputy Chief Jeff VenHuizen said four people are now in jail in relation to the homicide.  Twenty-year-old Ryan Mosher is charged with homicide, while 23-year-old Jessie Martin, 26-year-old Patrick Watts, and 27-year-old Melinda Burkhardt are all charged with concealing a homicidal death.

All four people are from Davenport, Iowa.

                  Ryan B. Mosher                                    Jessie R. Martin

                 Patrick R. Watts                                  Melinda N. Burkhardt

Investigators continue to reach out to the public for any additional information they may have on this incident. If you saw or know anything, you’re asked to call the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677 or Crimestoppers at 309-762-9500.

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