Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Body of Woman, 81, Found in Trunk

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Body of Woman, 81, Found in Trunk

Article excerpt

When Inex Notter was younger, she worked as a St. Louis department store clerk. In her later years, the 81-year-old woman hardly left the house where she had lived for more than 30 years.

On Tuesday, that's where police found her badly beaten body: wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in an old, gray trunk in the basement.

She had not been seen since Saturday. Her daughter called police. Aided by firefighters, they searched Notter's house in the 4200 block of Neosho Street on Monday evening.

They found nothing.

Thinking they were looking for someone who might have fallen ill, police went to the basement but had no reason to search personal belongings or look inside a trunk stowed underneath a table.

But Notter's daughter suspected foul play, and on Tuesday morning, detectives went to the house for a more thorough investigation and looked inside the trunk.

They found signs of a struggle: a blood smear on the basement floor where Notter apparently was beaten on the face and killed. …

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