Elizabeth Gill

A Kirkwood woman was shot to death in her home over the weekend by an ex-boyfriend and business partner who was angry because she refused to give him money, police said. Todd M. Wilbert, 54, of the 4500 block of Rhodes Avenue in St. Louis, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon. Kirkwood police have not identified the woman, but her brother identified her as Elizabeth Gill, 59. “She was a wonderful lady,” said her brother John Engman, 50, of Warson Woods. “She absolutely had a heart of gold.” Wilbert on Saturday called his ex-girlfriend and business partner several times to ask for money, charges said. At 7:30 p.m., Wilbert went to the woman’s home in the 1100 block of Ascot Lane, drank wine on her back patio until after 10 p.m. and entered her house without permission after she returned home.

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Aug. 13, 2022




59 years old




1171 Ascot Lane,
St. Louis County