Hermann police charge woman with murder after roommate's death
HERMANN - The Hermann Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol have identified the victim, 64-year old Marion Gerloff, of a murder Friday in Hermann. Gerloff was found dead inside her home.
Gerloff's roommate, 54-year old Karen Brinkley, who was identified as a suspect and taken into custody, has now been charged with second degree murder.
Brinkley is being held at the Crawford County Jail. Bond has been set at $500,000 cash or surety bond.
The cause of death has not been released due to pending results of an autopsy.
KOMU 8 News will update the story as more information becomes available.
Editor's note: this story has been updated with the most current information.