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5th victim discovered in Missouri shooting

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

BONNE TERRE, MO. – Authorities believe a young woman found dead in eastern Missouri is another victim of a gunman who killed three other people at a duplex apartment before turning the gun on himself.

The apartment shootings happened Tuesday in Bonne Terre. But St. Francois County Coroner Jim Coplin said Wednesday that the death of a young woman in nearby Washington County is also believed to be tied to the same shooter.

Coplin says the woman's body was found off Highway U near Bismarck. He says she knew the shooter and at least one of the victims found at the apartment complex. Details about how she was killed have not been released.

Names and a possible motive have not yet been released.

Two young children found at the apartment complex were unharmed.