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Suicide blamed in death of woman found in burning apartment

October 3, 2018

AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say a woman found with a gunshot wound inside a burning apartment committed suicide.

Police on Wednesday identified the victim as 46-year-old Crystal Chrisp. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Police and fire crews were called to an apartment complex in the Affton area Tuesday afternoon. Chrisp was found inside one of the units. Her death was originally investigated as “suspicious.”

The rest of the apartment complex was evacuated and no other residents were injured

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