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Homicide detectives called after body found at retirement home

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Homicide detectives were called to a retirement home in a south city neighborhood Tuesday morning after body was discovered inside the facility.

According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the retirement home is located in the 6800 block of Michigan Avenue, just off of Loughborough, in the Carondelet neighborhood.

Someone at the Carondelet Retirement Manor found the body around 2:20 a.m. When the medical examiner arrived, he saw something that compelled him to call homicide detectives.

The case is being handled as a suspicious death until a full autopsy can be conducted.

The person’s identification has not been released, pending notification of family members.

The investigation remains ongoing.