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Police investigating Belleville woman’s death

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Deputies are investigating the circumstances around a woman’s death near Belleville.

Kelsey Johnson, 24, of Belleville was transported Belleville Memorial Hospital with a single stab wound to the lower neck or upper body area, Capt. Bruce Fleshren of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department said on Monday. She was declared dead at the hospital.

Police were called at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to a home near Belleville.

Additional information was not immediately released.

Reporter Mary Cooley follows the crimes and court goings-on in the metro-east; she has a special affinity for the oddities that make life in Southern Illinois interesting. Mary has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and previously worked as a copy editor at newspapers in the Southeast.

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