Police arrest 3 in case of Missouri woman's body found in car

Thursday, December 30, 2010 | 5:12 p.m. CST

ARNOLD — Investigators of the death of a once-missing St. Louis-area woman found dead in her mother's car on a parking lot say they've arrested three people suspected of abandoning her body.

The body of 26-year-old Jessica Eberhardt of High Ridge was found early Tuesday in the passenger seat of the snow-covered car parked outside an Arnold urgent care center. She had been last seen eight days earlier.

Authorities say they don't suspect foul play, though a cause of death has not been revealed.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that abandonment of a corpse is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

The suspects were not immediately publicly identified, pending the filing of charges.


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