Girl found murdered inside Villa Ridge home

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 7-year-old Villa Ridge girl.

According to Sheriff Gary Toelke, the girl’s father came home from work around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday and found the child and his wife in the bedroom of their residence in the 200 block of Maple Lake Court. The child was dead and the man’s wife was said to be “incoherent.”

The mother was taken to St. Anthony’s  Hospital in St. Louis for evaluation before detectives speak with her.

Sheriff Toelke said the girl appeared to be the victim of a homicide, but did not elaborate further.

Investigators said the husband is not a suspect.

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