ST. LOUIS COUNTY - On June 18, 2021 at approximately 5:10 AM, St. Louis County Police Officers from the North County Precinct responded to a call for service of a vehicle accident in the 11400 block of Bellefontaine Road. Upon arrival, responding officers located a single vehicle accident. A vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole, and came to rest.

An adult female, believed to be in her late-20s, was located in the vehicle. She suffered from at least one apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased on scene.

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An officer attempted to contact an adult male, believed to be in his late-20s, who exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The male, who possessed a firearm, shot himself in the head in the course of his flight. The male was transported to a local hospital for life-saving treatment, but has since been pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation suggests this incident to be a murder/suicide. Detectives are still attempting to determine the relationship of the individuals involved and the events that led up to the vehicle crash.

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The Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is leading the investigation, which remains very active at this time.

The roadway has been re-opened.

Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

Please contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 to speak to investigators if you have any information regarding the incident.

To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477) if you have any information regarding the incident.

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