News Release


Date 11/07/12

For Immediate Release: Homicide Investigation

Yesterday at 12:42 p.m. officers were dispatched to 2009 E. Grand for an assault call in progress. Upon arrival at 12:49 p.m., officers found a deceased male located in a vehicle at that location along with a female who was detained at the scene for questioning.

After processing the scene, officers were able to identify the  male victim as Kevin S. Engh, age 41, from Springfield. The female detained at the scene was questioned at police headquarters yesterday and prosecutors have charged Marya A. Von Brandt, age 18, for Second Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. Any questions concerning the charges are to be discussed with the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is on-going and an autopsy was  scheduled for today.

Von Brandt is currently being held in the Greene County Jail on a $250,000.00 bond.

The charges announced herein are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

SPD Case Number: 12-46966


Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone 417-864-1786

Release authorized by: A/Lt. Allen Neal