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Ciera Brookfield Dies of E. coli – Chinese Restaurant Suspect

KMOV’s Maggie Crane reports that a 23-year-old is dead after she got E. coli, possibly after eating at a local restaurant. Her family is now asking for an investigation into the restaurant.

Ciera Brookfield told her family that she felt sick after eating at a Chinese restaurant in Overland.

Ciera was just 23 when she passed away on Thursday. Her family says the Ladue Horton Watkins High School grad got sick after eating at Hon’s Wok, which is next door to where she worked at Woofie’s on Woodson Road.


  • Chloe

    Ciera was a beautiful person. Her loss was tragic for many people. Unfortunately, many foreign restaurants are breeding grounds for foodbourne illnesses. The language and cultural barriers are so hard to get past when educating the owners and employees on food safety. I hope that for her sake the St. Louis Health Department works harder to prevent this devastation in the future. She will be forever in my heart and in the hearts of many people.

  • noresheca

    My prayers go out to this young lady family and love ones. I was blessed to have met her in the last month. She is beautiful inside and out! She has a personality of an angel. Such a sweet spirit. I am speechless as to sometimes I don’t understand why God do what he does. The resturant should be accountable as this is murder…

  • Bria

    I miss u beautiful! R.I.P cousin! Love you !

  • veronica her aunt

    I MISS MY NEICE SO MUCH I WILL MISS HER SMILE MY FAMILY AND HER FAMILY WILL MISS HER BAD R.I.P NEICE U WITH FAMILY THATS THEY WITH U ,UR AUNT RONNIE

  • Rhonda

    My heart goes out to all that were touched by Ciera I knew her personally and she was a very dear friend to my neice and I know she is hurting so bad I can say I been in her shoes losing a friend is a never ending pain it just eases it never go away no medicine, doctor can take it away so to the family, my neice and all of Ciera friends seek and look to god to ask for strength he is the healer right now be blessed and stay prayed up.