Mother, Three Daughters Killed in Missouri

Shot to death outside of a home in rural community south of St. Louis


A woman and her three young daughters are dead after being found early Thursday with gunshot wounds to the head outside the home of the mother's estranged boyfriend in a rural area south of St. Louis, officials said.

A sheriff's deputy found the 32-year-old woman on steps leading to the porch, while the girls, ages 1, 10 and 11, were found inside a van, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer said. Names of the victims have not been released.