Police: St. Louis County woman's death ruled a homicide

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 8:31 AM

 (KMOV) – Police say a person of interest was taken into custody in connection to the death of a woman in Hazelwood. 

Authorities say Denitra Jones, 27, was found dead in the Knollwood Apartments on the 5400 block of Forest Creek Road.

Investigators deemed Jones’ death as suspicious but later ruled the death as a homicide.

Police tell News 4 Jones’ mother became worried that she had not heard from her daughter and called for officers to check on her.

When officers entered her apartment, they found Jones’ dead and immediately called for homicide detectives.

Neighbors say Jones’ was a very nice, outgoing woman and lived with a boyfriend.

Authorities say they do have a person of interest in custody but have not released any other information.

 

 Further details into the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death were not immediately known. 

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