Police: Suspect in Mo. death kills self in Illinois

CREVE COEUR, Ill. (AP) — Police in the central Illinois village of Creve Coeur say a man who killed himself in a motel after a standoff is suspected in the death of a bound-and-gagged woman found dead in a hotel bathtub in Missouri.

Police say the man fatally shot himself early Friday after holding police at bay for several hours. Tazewell County's interim coroner, Carl Powell, has identified the man as 34-year-old Robert Fuller of East Peoria.

Creve Coeur Police Chief Pete Fisher says the man is suspected in the St. Louis death of 29-year-old Jenifer Goertzen of Morton. Her body was found Thursday morning in a hotel by housekeeping staff.

An autopsy on Fuller was planned, and the investigation continues.

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