Villa Ridge 43-year-old commits suicide Thursday morning

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Villa Ridge, Mo. – Thursday morning  at approximately 10:43 AM, Franklin County Deputies responded to the 5000 block of St. Louis Rock Road for report of an unresponsive female.

Attempts to resuscitate the victim by deputies and paramedics with Union EMS were unsuccessful.

Investigators determined that 43-year-old Kelley Winistoerfer had committed suicide based on the evidence found at the scene.  Winistoerfer had been depressed do to an illness.  No foul play is suspected.

We spoke with Sheriff Gary Toelke about whether or not there has been a rise of suicides in Franklin County.  Click here to read to read article.