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Woman's death ruled a suicide

Posted October 27, 2008

— Police have ruled the death of a woman found last week inside a Fayetteville hotel room as a suicide.

Rita J. Artrip, 64, of 342 Co. 529 Highway Sikeston, Mo., was found inside the Fairfield Inn at Cross Creek Mall around 12:45 p.m. Friday without a pulse.  EMS crews were called to the scene in an attempt to revive her, but they were unsuccessful.

Authorities did not release any other information about Artrip's death.


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