The scene was chaotic and tragic Thursday night in the 10400 block of Balmoral Drive as officers discovered the bodies of 56-year-old Patricia Steward, 20-year-old Joseph Corley, a 10-year-old boy, and an 18-year-old inside the residence. The four people had been shot to death.
Corley was identified as Steward's son.
Family members contacted police to conduct a wellness check after not hearing from them on Wednesday.
“Our investigators are pretty confident in ruling out a murder suicide,” said Officer Benjamin Granda, spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department. “The autopsies are happening as we speak and once those are completed and we have a positive identification of the victims, we will be forthcoming with that information also.”
The St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating the case.
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