Don Rasch did 2 years in Federal Prison for stealing 4 million dollars worth of significant fine art back in 2004 or so.
The crime was featured on this television show-
And much news coverage, such as this tidbit-
On November 12, he was found unresponsive in his Maplewood (St. Louis blue-collar suburb) apartment, and he died on the 16th. The autopsy was inconclusive, and after they examined his brain, the medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.
Not sure what they found in his brain, as they won't say. Here's the creepy part. I knew Don- we used to work together at an art wholesale place (he did the framing work, I was in the office). He was very personable and friendly, a drunk and a compulsive liar by all accounts. Honestly, I can't say I am surprised by his premature demise, but I didn't think anyone would kill him! So, your humble metro-St. Louis reporter is a wee bit freaked out. If you will excuse me, I think I'll go see if there are any adult beverages in my fridge... thank you for your patience.