Police investigate suspicious death of woman found in Affton fire

St. Louis County police and first responders investigate an apartment complex after a woman was found shot in an apartment that had been set ablaze on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating what it is calling the “suspicious death” of a woman found in a fire at an apartment in Affton.

Police officers responding about 1:19 p.m. Tuesday to a fire in the 8900 block of Kidder Avenue found a woman with a gunshot wound inside the apartment that was on fire.

The woman had an apparent gunshot wound.

 

She has not yet been publicly identified by police, but they estimate she was approximately 50 years old.

The fire was put out by firefighters from the Affton Fire Protection District and the Clayton Fire Department.

The other units of the apartment building were successfully evacuated with no injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-638-8636.

To remain anonymous or receive a reward, call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477).