Woman found dead in car with unharmed infant in Missouri

January 18, 2021 GMT

A woman was found dead Monday in a parked car with an infant alongside her, authorities said.

Police responding to a call about a “sudden death” about 7:30 a.m. found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound in a car at Spanish Lake in St. Louis County, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the baby didn’t appear to be injured and was taken to a hospital for examination.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Law enforcement officials said they don’t believe it was a suicide.