This story was updated at 2:30 PM Wednseday, September 12…
On Monday morning, 59-year-old Brenda Brown was found dead in her North St. Louis County home.
That night, police issued a missing persons advisory for Sylvia Brown, age 57, who is the former postmaster of the Greenville Post Office.
Tuesday, the advisory was cancelled as it was reported Sylvia Brown had been found and was not in danger.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a female suspect is now in custody. Charges have yet to be filed. Police have not released the name or age of the suspect, pending the filing of charges.
According to the Post-Dispatch, jail records have confirmed the jailed suspect is allegedly Brenda Brown’s sister.
Police advised Brenda Brown died in her home from a gunshot wound and the case is being investigated as a homicide. Brenda and Sylvia Brown shared the house.
Our original story follows…
St. Louis County police have cancelled a missing person’s advisory for former Greenville postmaster, Sylvia Brown.
Tuesday afternoon, it was reported a St. Louis County detective had been in contact with Brown and it was determined she was not in danger.
According to information from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Brown had not been seen since Saturday, in the driveway of her home, and police said she rarely left the house without an escort.
Brown lived with her sister, who was found dead Monday morning after police had been asked to visit the home and check the welfare of Brown’s sister.
Police stated the sister’s death is suspicious.
After her body was found in the home, police issued the missing person advisory for the 57-year-old Sylvia Brown, fearing she was the victim of a crime.