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Psychiatrist shot to death in Gladstone

Gladstone police have identified a woman found shot to death in her home as 46-year-old Irina A. Puscariu, a psychiatrist.

Spokesman Richard King said she apparently died of gunshot wounds. A woman who is being called a person of interest in the case is in custody but has not been charged.

Puscariu was a psychiatrist with offices near North Kansas City Hospital. As of June 2011, she was also listed as being on staff at the VA Medical Center.

King said the person in custody was not a patient of Puscariu.

Officers were asked to check on the woman, who lived at 605 White Oak Lane. When they arrived, they found the body.

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