St. Peters woman found dead after reported missing

St. Peters Police found the body after family found personal items near her home.
Amethyst Killian was found dead near her home in St. Peters. Photo credit Victim's Facebook page posting

SAINT PETERS, MISSOURI (KMOX) - The body of a 22-year-old woman was found around noon Friday on Church Street in Old Town St. Peters. Amethyst "Ame" Killian was reported missing by her family around 8 PM on Thanksgiving night, telling police she hadn't been home all day.

Family members went looking for her Friday around their home on Main Street and found personal belongings. Police arrived to continue the search and found the body. At this point, the St. Louis Area Major Crimes Unit is offering no information about how she died or what leads them to call it an "apparent homicide." No suspects have been named.

The family says Killian was 5 months pregnant, and had left to do some shopping at a mini mart early Thanksgiving Day.

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