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Two dead in Jefferson County murder-suicide

Code Red had nearby residents shelter-in-place

June 29, 2019 - 6:16 pm

CEDAR HILL, Mo. (KMOX) - The Jefferson County sheriff says Saturday's murder-suicide near Cedar Hill appears to be the result of a property line dispute between neighbors. 

Dave Marshak posted that information on Twitter.

The gunman suspected of killing a woman was found dead just before noon in a wooded area near the site of the shooting.

Investigators say the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The woman's body was found near a burning home.

Sheriff Marshak had a Code Red alert in place for a time, asking nearby residents to shelter-in-place. JCSD spokesman Grant Bissell explains why, "Possible shots fired. You see a house on fire. You see what appears to be a dead body. You've got to take all the necessary precautions."  

No names were released as of Saturday evening.