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Body found at home of 78-year-old bank robbery suspect after she failed to show up for court

(AP) — A 78-year-old Missouri woman charged with robbing a bank in April didn’t show up to a court date, and police found a woman dead at her home when they checked on her this week. 

Police in Pleasant Hill, southeast of Kansas City, have not said whether they think the body found Wednesday is defendant Bonnie Gooch’s, but they did say they don’t suspect foul play and that an autopsy is scheduled. 

Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Gooch when she missed the Monday hearing. 

When police went to her home, they found the door unlocked and the body in a bedroom. 

Gooch, who had two previous bank robbery convictions, was charged in April in a holdup in Pleasant Hill.

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