February 19, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police confirm body is found at 1538 E. Stanford

We are now able to confirm that we have discovered a young female body pursuant to a search warrant at 1538 E. Stanford. While she has not been positively identified, we have a high degree of confidence that it is Hailey Owens. An official finding, regarding identity and cause of death won’t be determined until after an autopsy is performed.

Throughout this investigation, we have kept the family informed of our progress. We let them know early this morning it was a possibility that we had located a body. But at that point, we were not able to confirm the fact that this was our victim.

SPD and FBI investigators are continuing to process multiple locations, including the residence at 1538 E. Stanford, to gather evidence related to this crime.

View a map showing the distance between the 3200 block of W. Lombard and the 1500 block of E. Stanford.

Craig Michael Wood, 45, of Springfield was arrested by SPD and booked into Greene County jail at approximately 11:30 p.m. Investigators continue to compile reports and gather evidence in order to present information to Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson, who will determine what charges are appropriate and should be filed in the case.

Media Contacts

Lisa Cox, SPD Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301

Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement
O: 864-1009 | C: 380-3352

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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