St. Louis Area Major Case Squad investigates death of Sunset Hills woman in her 80s

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SUNSET HILLS, Missouri — The St. Louis Area Major Case Squad is investigating after a woman in her 80s was found fatally shot in her suburban St. Louis home.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reports that police are classifying 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 that it was common for her to leave her back door unlocked.

An autopsy is planned. The victim's name has not been released.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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