In early January a St. Charles man left his girlfriend to drown in a sinking truck, on Thursday he was charged with murder.
Cole McCall, 21, was previously charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death and stealing a car. He now faces second-degree murder in connection to the Jan. 11 drowning death of Jennelle Wulfmeier, as well as forgery and tampering with a motor vehicle.
A fake $50 bill, a pursuit and flooding led to Wulfmeier’s death.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 when McCall drive his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado into the flooded Lost Creek in Elsberry.
According to reports he was driving at a high rate of speed down 7th Street when he hit the levee and ended up in the creek. Police reported that McCall had passed a fake $50 bill and was being chased by the person receiving the money.
McCall, not familar with the area, drove off into the flooded creek, fled the vehicle and left Wulfmeier inside. She was unable to make her way out resulting in her death.
McCall then proceeded to steal a vehicle in Elsberry, drove to St. Charles and was later arrested.
(All persons charged of a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)