Roommate charged in death of Hermann, MO woman

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HERMANN, MO (KTVI) – An arrest has been made in connection with a homicide in Gasconade County.  Around 4;15 Friday, Marion Gerloff, 64, was found dead inside her home in the 400 block of Frene Drive in Hermann.

Her roommate, Karen Brinkley, 54, was identified as a suspect and taken into custody.  She has been charged with 2nd degree Murder and is being held in the Crawford County Jail on $500,000 bond.

The cause of death has not been released.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting in the investigation.