Police conduct welfare check in St. Petersburg, find couple dead

ST. PETERSBURG - A couple was found dead in their St. Petersburg apartment Friday night, according to St, Petersburg Police.

Police say they were called for a welfare check at the Vibe Apartments on 77th Avenue North around 11pm. After entering the residence, they found 22-year-old Johnesia Simmons and 30-year-old Jeremiah Mells both dead. The couple were known to be in a relationship.

The victim's child was not home at the time and is safe with family members, police say.

St. Petersburg Police are still investigating to determine the cause of death.

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