Chesterfield police identify woman fatally shot, husband killed in related Wildwood house fire

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WILDWOOD, Mo. - The Chesterfield Police Department is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the parking lot of the Baxter Crossing Apartments, located in the 16600  block of Crossover Lane.

Police received a call for shots fired at 12:45 AM Sunday, December 8. On the scene, officers found the body of 59-year-old Bobette Everhart-Boal lying in the parking lot.

Shortly after, a house fire was reported in the 2200 block of Dartmouth Gate Circle in Wildwood. The house was the former address of the Everhart-Boal. Chesterfield investigators notified the responding units of the homicide. After extinguishing the blaze, firefighters found a body of a 59-year-old Michael Boal inside the house.

Detectives believe that the incidents are related and there is no additional danger to the public. Investigators are interviewing several witnesses.

If anyone has additional information, contact The Chesterfield Police Department at 636-537-3000.

A check on court records shows the couple was in the process of getting a divorce.

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