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UPDATED: Police Expect to Charge 2 Teens Friday in Megan Boken Murder

St. Louis police chief Dan Isom said detectives will seek charges today in the murder of Megan Boken, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

St. Louis police detectives will be filing for the issuance of charges against two suspects in killing of Megan Boken around 11 a.m. Friday, police said.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce tweeted Friday she anticipates announcing a charging decision early this afternoon, after notifying the Boken family.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the suspects are 18-year-old men. According to the report, a cellphone stolen Aug. 10 let to Thursday's arrest of two suspects.

The Post-Dispatch reports:

Looking for clues among other street robberies, detectives scoured records of a Sprint cellphone... They tracked down a woman whose number began showing up after the holdup.

She told them her boyfriend told her he was involved in killing Megan Boken, the sources said.

Police took the for questioning. Wheaton native Megan Boken was shot and killed in her car .

The suspects were taken into custody the same day Boken's friends and family gathered at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Wheaton .

According to Fox 2 Now, Boken's father, Paul Boken, issued a statement Thursday:

We are gratified with the progress in this case and with the efforts of the St. Louis Police Department... We also are very appreciative of the efforts of several people in the Central West End who came to our daughter Megan's aid after the incident.

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