Victim identified in University City shooting; suspect sought

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UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR)- Police are continuing their search for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman at a University City office complex. Our partners at the Post- Dispatch have identified the victim through family members as 43-year-old Keisha Powell, of Northwoods. Powell was featured in a 2004 Post story documenting her fight to get custody of her three younger brothers and sisters. Powell`s siblings spent years in foster care without her knowledge after they were abandoned by their parents, who were heroin addicts. She became their legal guardian.

Powell also survived breast cancer before graduating from Fontbonne University.

Police say Powell was shot and killed in an office complex at Delmar Boulevard at Old Bonhomme. Her body was found by a worker around 9a.m. Tuesday. Authorities did not identify the business she worked for but we`re told she was an Operations Manager for Home Instead Senior Care. The company that provides in-home health care services.

Police believe Powell knew her killer.

They are looking for a dark blue 2014 Dodge Avenger with a Missouri license plate of YG5X8G.

Police want to question the person who was in that car.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call University City Police at 314-725-2211, extension 8010 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

Home Instead issued a statement saying they are heartbroken by the loss of a valued colleague and friend They are calling Powell`s death a terrible loss.