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Mother shot dead in East St. Louis; Major Case Squad called in

Alexis Winston, 23, has been identified as the victim. Photo courtesy East St. Louis Police Depart.

By Stephanie Baumer

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill  (KMOV)

Investigators were called to the area of 12th and Bond after a person was found dead during the early morning hours.

Relative's on scene tell News 4 the woman was a mother who had recently moved to the area with a young child.

Other details regarding the homicide have not been released.

We will update this story when more details are known.

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