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13-year-old girl accused of fatally stabbing woman, 66, in Spanish Lake

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A 66-year-old woman was found dead inside a home in Spanish Lake on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV A 66-year-old woman was found dead inside a home in Spanish Lake on Wednesday. Credit: KMOV
NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

“Her smile, I’m going to miss her smile,” said Frederick Stevens.

Stevens has lived next door to Ada Lovett for the past four years, a woman he describes as kind-hearted and compassionate.

Wednesday afternoon at about 2:45 pm, investigators were inside Lovett’s Spanish Lake home on Woodstream Court right off Bellefontaine Road.

The 66-year-old was found stabbed to death.

“It’s going to take a little time to realize that she’s not there,” said Stevens. “I’m used to my kids being outside playing and her being outside with her grandkids.”

An autopsy conducted Thursday morning revealed Lovett died from a stab wound.

St. Louis County Police told News 4 a 13-year-old girl is in custody for the crime.

“God’s angel, she was put here to touch so many lives that you can’t even keep count of it,” said Brad Lovett.

Brad Lovett is Ada Lovett’s cousin and the owner of a popular “Lovett’s Restaurant” in Alton. 

Last week, Lovett’s became one of just six Alton businesses selected to receive a portion of a $500,000 grant and be showcased on the Hulu show “Small Business Revolution”.

Instead of celebrating, Brad Lovett is saddened, calling his cousin a blessing to everyone who met her.

“She was an angel on earth that was the only way I could really describe her,” said Lovett. “I never saw her get upset, or be mad at her or anything. That’s the only way I can put it. I never saw any other side of her.”

Officers have yet to share how the 13-year-old suspect is related to Ada Lovett. 

News 4 has learned the case is considered domestic and still under investigation at this time. 

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