Mr. Palmer was found deceased during medication rounds. Cause of death is unknown at this time.
On March 19, Palmer was arrested by police in Fort Lauderdale. He was wanted on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with seven felony sex crimes involving a child.
The charges stemmed from an investigation that started in August 2014 after a hotline call to Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division was made concerning several alleged incidents that occurred between December 2012 and June 2013 when a child was staying at Palmer’s residence.
The Missouri State Technical Assistance Team and the Clinton Police Department assisted the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.