ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - Police in Town & Country with the assistance of the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons unit are investigating the apparent murder of a man found slain at a home in a Village of Country Life Acres subdivision.
Town & Country police patrol the small community.
St. Louis County police have identified the victim as 76-year-old Ivan Mullenix Sr. Investigators say his 69-year-old spouse has been taken into custody for questioning.
Police were called to the residence in the first block of Country Life Acres off Clayton Road around 11 p.m. Wednesday. It didn't take long before a crime scene was being secured and evidence recovery units were called.
Authorities say a man living at the home was fatally stabbed, allegedly by his wife. police indicated they are not looking for any other suspects.
Other details on what led to the crime are not being released at this early stage of the investigation.
Michael C. Mullenix, Douglas J. Mullenix, and Gregory S. Mullenix released the following statement Thursday afternoon: "At this point, we have no comment on the personal tragedy resulting in the death of our father, Ivan L. Mullenix, Sr. We are deeply saddened and would appreciate the news media respecting our privacy at this time."