Woman found shot in the head

Published September 2, 2006

ST. PETERSBURG - Police found a woman shot in the head at the home of Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender Bob Dillinger after an apparent suicide attempt Friday afternoon.

Police officers and emergency medical workers arrived at the home in northwest St. Petersburg shortly after 4 p.m. after a friend of the woman's found her and called 911.

St. Petersburg police officials did not release the woman's name, saying family members were still being notified. But friends of the Dillinger family said the woman was Dillinger's adult daughter, Beth.

According to a release from the St. Petersburg Police Department, the woman in her 30s had a single gunshot wound to her head.

She was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon.

The release also stated that police investigators have finished their preliminary investigation and "all evidence at this point indicates the woman's gunshot wound was self-inflicted."

Marlon A. Walker can be reached at 727 893-8737 or mwalker@sptimes.com.