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Missouri doctor found dead in firefighter fiance’s home — years after his previous lover died by ‘suicide’


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A Missouri doctor died unexpectedly at her fiancé’s home earlier this month – just over three years after another woman was found dead at the same man’s residence.

Dr. Sarah Sweeney, 39, was found dead at 6:39 a.m. at a home in the Westwood area of St. Louis on Jan. 13, First Alert 4 reported.

There were “no apparent signs of trauma” on the body, the Frontenac Police Department told Fox News Digital.

While autopsy results are still pending, Sweeney’s passing is being investigated as a sudden death, Cpl. Tim Duda told the outlet.

The Frontenac Police Department did not immediately return The Post’s request for a comment on the investigation.

Sweeney was found in the home of her fiancé, local fire captain Robert Daus, her mother, Teresa Sweeney Light, claimed to Fox.

Sweeney – who recently opened her own podiatry practice – and Daus met while the former was working an emergency room shift shortly after she moved to the St. Louis area, the grieving mother explained.

Daus is listed as the 911 caller on the incident report obtained by Fox News Digital.

Almost four years prior, in July 2020, the firefighter called 911 from his previous address in Creve Coeur to report that his then-fiancée, Grace Holland, allegedly shot herself in the head in front of him, Fox noted.

Holland – a mother of four – was later determined to have died by suicide.

Holland’s family, however, disputed the suicide ruling on the grounds that she was right-handed, but supposedly shot herself in the left temple.

Holland – a mother of four – was later determined to have died by suicide.

Her $20,000 engagement ring also appeared in the crime scene photos, but later disappeared, Fox News Digital reported.

Holland’s family subsequently sued Daus for wrongful death.

In the months before Holland’s death, Daus supposedly controlled Holland’s finances and threatened multiple times to end the relationship, the filing obtained by Fox News Digital alleged.

Holland’s family also suspected him of domestic violence, it added.

“My brothers in blue are not going to do anything to me. I’ve already taken care of that. You’re the crazy girlfriend,” a relative allegedly overheard Daus telling Holland at one point.

Text messages obtained as part of the lawsuit also shed light on the couple’s frequent fights, which once culminated in Daus writing “I absolutely cannot b w [sic] you. I’m not marrying you.”

The wrongful death litigation is ongoing.

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