Major Case Squad investigates death of woman in her 80s
SUNSET HILLS (AP) - The St. Louis Area Major Case Squad was investigating Monday after a woman in her 80s was found fatally shot in her suburban St. Louis home.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports police classified it as a suspicious death.
The victim was found Sunday at a home in Sunset Hills. Police found no sign of forced entry. The woman had dementia and lived alone, and a police source told the newspaper it was common for her to leave her back door unlocked.
An autopsy was planned. The victim's name had not been released.
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