The bodies of two men were found inside a University City apartment Thursday.
Univestiy City police officers had gone to the duplex in the 800 block of Pennsylvania to check the welfare of a 59 year old resident who hadn't reported to work. Police found his body inside his second floor unit, along that of a 77 year old man who lived on the first floor. Police say both men had apparently been stabbed to death.
There were no signs of forced entry into either unit, or signs of a struggle. Detectives aren't sure yet if anything was stolen.
Police are still in the process of contacting next of kin, so the victim's names have not yet been released.
Police say they are following some leads, but anyone with information is urged to call the University City Police – Bureau of Investigations at 314-725-2211 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
There's new hope for a long-vacant, landmark building in downtown St. Louis. A Minneapolis developer has bought the St. Louis Arcade Wright building at Eighth and Olive Streets.
Dominium Developments paid $9 million dollars for the building, and plans to spend another $100 million to turn the 18 story structure into a retail and residential center. The plan calls for about 250 apartments and three floors of retail.
City officials are working with Dominium to finance the renovations.
Work is expected to begin in December.
This is the second proposal to revitalize the landmark building. Six years ago a similar plan failed when the developer went belly-up.
The BJC Hospital group is laying off 160 employees from it's 13 hospitals.
BJC officals say the lay-offs necessary because of a decline in in-patient care. The problem, they say, is that people are delaying treatments, some for lack of insurance, others because of high co-pays.
Layoff notifications started going out Wednesday.
Most of those affected work in administrative and management positions. BJC says those laid off will receive severance pay based on years of service.