Woman beat to death with hammer in South City murder-suicide
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Police are investigating a murder-suicide where a woman was killed with a hammer in south St. Louis on Saturday.
Police responded to the 4800 block of Germania Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, where they found two dead inside a residence. According to police, a caller had not heard from the residents and tried contacting them by knocking on the door. After no response, the witness saw two people unresponsive on the floor through a window.
The deceased are identified as Anwara Begum, 68, and Mohammad Islam, 68; both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Islam bludgeoned Begum to death with a hammer and then committed suicide.
The Homicide Division is handling the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
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