St. Paul Woman Found Dead with Gunshot Wound Identified, 1 Arrested

Updated: 07/21/2014 4:55 PM
Created: 07/21/2014 2:37 PM
By: Megan Stewart

An arrest has been made after police say a 22-year-old St. Paul woman with a gunshot wound died over the weekend.

The woman, identified as British Autavia Morris-Rice, was found in a car late Saturday night near the intersection of Robert and George Streets in St. Paul. Paramedics brought Morris-Rice to Regions Hospital, where she died Sunday.

Investigators had been speaking to witnesses and following leads as they look into the Morris-Rice’s death, which police called "suspicious" in a news conference Sunday afternoon.

Police arrested 24-year-old Jody Cornell Ellisstrong of St. Paul Sunday around 6:45 p.m. for felony assault and aiding an offender to avoid arrest in connection to the death.

No further information is available at this time.

Photo: KSTP/Jim O'Connell

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