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Body found in Elsberry motel room

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:08 am

On Sunday, July 1 at approximately 10 a.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a suspicious death at the Elsberry Motel and Lodge., located at 3407 North Highway 79.

Lincoln County requested the activation of The Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad to assist with the investigation.

The 29-year old white female victim was located inside of a motel room and she appeared to have died from several gunshot wounds. An autopsy is scheduled for this week to confirm these findings, as well as her identity.

The Major Case Squad will release victim information once it is confirmed with the Medical Examiner’s office. It does not appear that this was a random act, and Major Case Squad detectives are actively interviewing witnesses and those close to the victim.

Investigators ask that anyone with information would assist in solving this crime by calling the Major Case Squad hotline at 636-528-8564 ext. 3210.

This information was released by Officer Melissa Doss, Public Information Officer with the Major Case Squad of St. Louis.

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