What Really Happened to Randy Feger?

As rumors swirl around the death of the beloved Florissant resident and father-of-four, many say the media isn’t telling the whole story. We’ve compiled what several sources say is the truth. Do you agree? Join the discussion.


As the community reels from the news of Randy Feger’s death, many Florissant residents are left wondering what really happened.

Several local people agree that that the “media isn’t telling the whole story” when it comes to

“So ruthless and senseless,” posted Cindy Forguson on the Florissant Patch Facebook page. “I really hope the suspect is charged with this ruthless crime. God love his kids and family!”

While most don’t seem to want to go “on the record” about what they know, plenty of people are talking about it, and many have very strong beliefs and opinions on what really happened to Randy Feger.  

Rumor Has It

Florissant Patch has been in touch with several residents who say they know what happened to Feger that night.

Each has asked that we maintain their confidentiality, but all told the same story.

According to at least three individuals who say they were at Pirates Cove Bar & Grill that night, Ferger was not involved in a fight over the washer tournament.

In fact, they insist, Feger wasn’t involved in a fight at all. Instead, he went outside to speak to the man who would later beat him.

The man allegedly had a fight with a woman inside the bar and Feger went outside to calm him down, sources said.

One source said that Randy was not a fighter and that he never lost his temper. People apparently went looking for him after he had been gone for awhile and found him lying on the ground unconscious outside behind the bar. He reportedly had a large bump on his head.

Someone threw water on him thinking he was drunk and passed out. Feger appeared to wake up, but he did not speak, the sources told Florissant Patch.

Feger’s girlfriend could not get him out of the car at home, so she left him there to sober up. When she came back out in the morning, she found him lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

Our sources said that it should be safe to assume that Feger woke up and tried to walk into the house, but added that “the guy that beat him up knew where he lived” and that some people think he might've come back to finish the job.

“The first stories that came in were all false,” said one source. “This information was told to everyone at the first candlelight vigil.”

“I know both men,” said Chris Melinda Riti in a Facebook post. “This is not the first time the suspect has done this. Randy was a great person.”

Riti added that she knew Feger for more than 25 years, and that he touched many lives.

Rachel M. Ray Ray agreed, stating that she had known the suspect for 12 years and that he “is a jerk.”

What do you think? Is this how it happened, or is there more to the story? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below.

DERRICK FRAZIER November 25, 2012 at 04:50 PM
not to take sides maybe they don't have the resources to hire good people or some of the old timers should retire
DERRICK FRAZIER November 25, 2012 at 04:51 PM
follow the evidence
KitCat Catterton November 26, 2012 at 01:03 AM
@ Jim....THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY TRUE...ABSOLUTELY NOT. ONE of the people involved has an extremely long & complicated history of fighting & violence (drunk OR sober) & ONE doesn't. ONE person was trying to hit a WOMAN, ONE was trying to STOP him from doing so.
taylor ann November 30, 2012 at 04:28 PM
im his daughter...what else was she suppose to do...he was passed out in the car and my dad was a pretty big man...how was she suppose to carry him herself??!!and because they didnt know he had been beaten..
taylor ann November 30, 2012 at 04:32 PM
For the " Randy's family has stated they "feel no hatred" "... that was my grandma speaking (randys mom) ... I have different opions..that man took my only parent away
taylor ann November 30, 2012 at 04:37 PM
my dad was a great man... he was standing up for one of our family members when this guy did what he did too him... my dad wasnt one to start fights and he did not drink ALOT!! That has nothing to do with anything that happened....i know a man who saw the other man run away.... It hurts seeing as though i have no parents anymore and seeing that both my parents were murdered...we buried my father yesterday... i just want to say get yoiur facts straight before you start spreading rumors about MY Father...what if it had been your dad???
taylor ann November 30, 2012 at 04:38 PM
there wasnt heavy drinking involved...thought id let you know...My father was standing up for one of our family members
J.T. December 01, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Love you Taylor. You are exactly right. Randy was my cousin. He was one of the strongest men I have ever known. We come from a very large family (30+ first cousins) and Randy was always there for all of us anytime we needed him. He was always a phone call away. What happened to him was uncalled for, it was terrible. Words can not express the feeling we all have knowing that someone TOOK his life! I hope and pray the police do not stop until they get justice for this terrible crime.
KitCat Catterton December 02, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Karen~this is an opinion page with opinion posts. I see what you're getting at but I think that if anything, the investigators will follow this page (and others like it) & be able to sort out who was there, & actually WITNESSED the beating vs. who wasn't and has posted opinions based on things they know about the parties from PAST events (ie: "sorting the wheat from the chaff," if you will). That's what investigators 'normally' do anyway. :)
KitCat Catterton December 02, 2012 at 05:35 PM
This is an opinion page & these are opinion comments. I understand what you're saying & what you mean but I would think that IF the investigators COULD gain anything from this page (& others like it), it would likely be WHO (that's posting) was really there & witnessed the incident & who wasn't & is posting things they've HEARD or KNOW about either party from past situations...."sorting the wheat from the chaff" so to speak! As experienced investigators, they'll know the difference.
KitCat Catterton December 02, 2012 at 05:39 PM
SORRY!!!! Obviously, I had trouble & the site logged me out without posting my original comment, so I logged back on, retyped what i could remember and then BOTH OF 'EM SHOWED UP!!! AARRGGHHHH!
Dawn Taylor December 02, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Taylor, I am so sorry for the pain that you are going through. I read your posts and cry. I hadn't even seen your dad in many years, but I do know the person who is said to have done this, and I pray everyday that they put him away! He is menace to society! Your dad never deserved this. People will say things that upset you, but just always remember, you know your dad! I continue to pray for your family and that justice will be served!
KitCat Catterton December 02, 2012 at 06:37 PM
TAYLOR ANN~My heart breaks for you & your siblings.THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON AT ALL THAT YOU SHUD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS!!! However, I WILL SAY (even though I'm quite sure it's NOT what you want to hear right now) that GOD DOES have a reason for everything He does, even when we can't make the slightest bit of sense out of a situation as HORRID & DESPICABLE as this. YOUR "job" now is to DO & BE the very best you can be, & you'll do it with your dad watching with enormous pride & looking out for you ALL ALONG THE WAY.For all of eternity,until you meet again (AFTER you've lived a long, FULL life)! NO, of course, it's not the way HE, YOU, YOUR GRANDPARENTS or anyone else planned,BUT....YOU CAN DO IT sweetie, you can, you can, YOU CAN!! You seem to have an enormous support system of fabulous people who really, truly LOVE you & will do WHATEVER they can to help you & guide you as time marches on. I know it's hard, if not downright impossible to see right now, but things COULD be worse....you had a dad who loved & cared for you, NOT one who abused or neglected you. No, you didn't have him NEARLY as long as you SHOULD HAVE but you DID know him & you're able to take the greatest parts of him with you for the rest of your life. There's LOADS & LOADS of people out there who never meet their parents, who have parents who abuse&neglect them, who have little or NO attributes &/or no one to care&love them when their parents are gone too soon. You're fortunate to NOT be one of those!
KitCat Catterton December 02, 2012 at 07:37 PM
(continued from above cuz I ran outta room!!) So, TRY to take the good parts and see the positive. I KNOW IT'S HARD...DAMN HARD! And I know this is SOOOOO UNFAIR! Things will probably be harder before they get easier, BUT lean on your family, friends, teachers, counselors, etc. who offer their help....you'll never know how much help they might be AND who might've lived through a similar situation if you don't LET them TRY to help. All of these comments/this advice is sent to you and your siblings lovingly, with the upmost care and concern and MEANT to help....& I'm truly, wholheartedly sorry if ANY offends, hurts or upsets you. I'd do ANYTHING I could to turn back the clock & change things for you guys babes...ANYTHING, but as that's not an option, all I can do is offer my love & support, along with the things I'VE learned throughout my life. Sending all my love, prayers, hugs & cuddles to you, Now and always, XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
lb December 04, 2012 at 03:21 PM
If there is someone who knows the jerk that did this to Randy, why not step up. People know he has a reputation, etc. So why not help out and put him where he belongs before he kills someone else.
Jeff Leckrone December 12, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I want to help the Feger family. I am 44 years old as well and have three children of my own. I am familiar with the Pirates Cove. I noticed the fundraising results that have currently been achieved and I can help significantly. I operated a fundraising company that would work perfect here, Fundraising Midwest. I believe with the publicity that this has recieved 5000 programs could be sold. That means $10,000 per month for a very long time to the Randy Feger Fund. Go here and watch short video: http://www.fundraisingmidwest.com/savings-plans/ Anyone that has even heard of this will be happy to help. If someone can help me get into contact with the family I would love to help. Jeff - 314-220-8386
J.T. December 12, 2012 at 07:58 PM
"heavy. HEAVY drinking involved?" really? Please dont comment if you dont know the fact.
Carisa Barton December 26, 2012 at 10:17 PM
We miss Randy every day....My family, Tarina (his daughter Haleigh's Mom) is grieving along with Haleigh and we just all want JUSTICE!!!!!! No he and Tarina were not together, but had been talking about it and she is blaming herself for not taking him back!!!!! Maybe with JUSTICE her and Haleigh and everyone else hurting over this whole thing can at least begin to get some kind of closure~!!!!!! I too went to school with the person that they say did this and yes he is a menace to society....he took a good man from all of us!!!
Carisa Barton December 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM
email me defiant_woman29@yahoo.com
me December 27, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Haleigh January 04, 2013 at 08:38 PM
For the one to talk about my step mother she didnt know he was hit or she prob would have took him to the hospital but from the bar to the house he had no marks on him and you should be asking why Tom came back an beat my father into a coma?
annomous January 17, 2013 at 03:11 AM
i have something to say
Angela Atkinson (Editor) January 17, 2013 at 03:16 AM
Anon, I want to listen. Please email me at angela.atkinson@patch.com.
annomous January 17, 2013 at 03:22 AM
After reading all of these comments and knowing what happened i would like to agree with the fact that this situation could have been handled a bit differently if randys girlfriend would have made the adult decision instead of "leaving him in the car to sober up" she could have called the hospital. He wasn't talking and was pretty drunk, not saying he was a huge alcoholic but you get my point, anyways Randy was a pretty great guy even though hes had some pretty poor judgment throughout his journey. i believed he touched many hearts and therefore left an impact on many people.
Mike January 29, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Are there any updates on this sad story? Have they arrested thise responsible?
taylor ann February 24, 2013 at 08:04 PM
She had been drinking and i bet if you were in that same sitaution you would have done the same thing and given the fact that my dad has stay outside before, she thought he would just come inside. im pretty sure that lots of people wouldnt have thought to take him to the hospital i mean he was passed out when they left the bar and nobody said anything there.
KitCat Catterton February 25, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Taylor Ann~don't listen to these people who say your stepmom or WHOEVER ELSE "should've done this" or "should've done that"......THEY WEREN'T THERE (most of 'em) AND THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THE EXACT SITUATION WAS, EXACTLY WHAT STATE YOUR DAD WAS IN (ie: the sometimes, rather subtle differences between being inebriated & having mental status changes r/t a brain injury sustained during a beating).....SO......not only SHOULD THEY SHUT THE HELL UP, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU, RANDY'S CHILDREN ARE CLEARLY READING & RESPONDING / REPLYING TO THESE POSTS, BUT ALSO BECAUSE ONE CAN'T EVER EVER SAY WITH ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE & UTTER CERTAINTY JUST FOR SURE HOW THEY'D ACT AND WHAT THEY'D DO IF THEY WERE IN THAT SAME SITUATION. TIS -NOT-NOT-NOTTY-NOT- THEIR RIGHT OR THEIR PLACE TO SAY "WHAT SHOULD'VE BEEN DONE!!!" IF y'all technically want to START with "what should've been done," you could start with that horrible, no good, thuggiot piece of crap that SHOULD'VE been locked up & had the keys THROWN AWAY......20-25 years ago, when he first STARTED his reign of terror, solving ALL of his problems with violence, being too uneducated to string together a coherent sentence or 2, to be able to state or defend his own viewpoint.
KitCat Catterton February 25, 2013 at 03:53 PM
And before ANY of the rest of you post anything else about what the GF, family, friends or even BUGS BUNNY SHUDDA DONE, WHY DONT YOU GIVE A MOMENTS THOUGHT FIRST TO JUST HOW YOUR SNIDE COMMENTS MIGHT FEEL & LOOK TO RANDY'S KIDS AND HIS GF WHO, I'm sure loved him very, VERY MUCH & is already hard enough ON HERSELF (WRONGLY SO) about all of this mess!!! Would you rub yer own kids' faces in the saddest, most tragic thing to happen in THEIR LIVES?? I think not!
Debbie May 05, 2013 at 07:12 AM
All I know is I loved Randy dearly...he used to stay at my house all the time...He was such a good friend. I want to know what happened....no one is getting by with murdering my friend, I want to know why he deserved what this mean insane individual did to him......I know in the bible it says not to hate....but I can't help but hate the ass that took my beautiful friends life.....HEY YOU....IF YOU'RE READING THIS....GOD WILL FORGIVE ME ONEDAY......BUT....I HATE YOU FOR TAKING MY FRIENDS LIFE......GO TO HELL!!!!!
Martin Kelly May 15, 2013 at 03:29 PM
This story saddens me. I did not really know Randy well. He seemed like a nice guy. To the family, I wish I could do more for you than offer my sincerest condolences. Justice will be done in this life or the next. Hopefully both. This "Tom" needs to suffer. To Those who are trying to point blame at the girlfriend or anyone other than Tom, What is wrong in your twisted little minds that makes anyone other than the guy who beat him to death the guilty party? And, think about this, if Tom followed him home, waited till he was alone, outside, and incapacitated, then drug him out of the car and finished the job, now its not an accident during a fight, now its premeditated first degree murder and he deserves the death penalty. Disagree? Why don't you go hang out with Tom and maybe you'll be next. To Tom. I hope I see you pushing a chick around someday. I won't be trying to calm you down. I'll be putting you down. Prick.


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