Police investigating 'suspicious death' of former St. Louis Assistant Circuit Attorney



Posted on January 27, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 27 at 10:52 PM

2200 block of Wyoming

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(KMOV) -- Police are investigating what they call a suspicious death of a former employee from the city’s Circuit Attorney’s Office.

Officers found former Assistant Circuit Attorney Jessa Schauman, 33, dead Wednesday morning around 3:30 at 2212 Wyoming.

Police received a call for a suicide attempt and discovered Schaumann when they arrived at the residence.

A preliminary investigation led police to believe the victim may have actually been shot by someone else.

Authorities questioned one person about the incident, but no arrests were made.

Schauman worked as Assistant Circuit Attorney from 2004-2010. She grew up in Webster Groves, and still has family in the area.

Schauman lived with her boyfriend in her home where she was killed.

The investigation is being handled by homicide.