Police investigating after body found in Lemay quarry in ‘suspicious death’


A map of the quarry.

A body was found in a quarry in Lemay Thursday, and police are investigating a potential suspicious death.

The body was found in the Ruprecht Quarry at 3910 Paule Ave., near Interstate 55 and River City Casino Boulevard.

The person who found the body called it in as a potential drowning at 12:33 p.m., a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department said.

The adult woman who died is unidentified, police said.

It is also unknown how she died. A pending autopsy will tell police more, a spokesman said.

It is the second suspicious death of a woman in Lemay in a span of just over a week, after a previous suspicious death by Jefferson Barracks March 20.

The quarry is a 50-acre site located on Mount Olive Road, west of Lemay Ferry Road. Most of the interior of the site consists of a large quarry depression that is shown as water on Google Maps.

The Mehlville Fire Protection District, Lemay Fire Protection District and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted at the scene.

The county department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating.

To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, witnesses can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477) if you have any information regarding the incident.