February 24, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Update: Springfield Police Investigating Suspicious Deaths

The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of a man and woman found inside 3226 W. Kearney this morning at 9:30 a.m.

At 9:20 a.m., police received a call from a woman who arrived to visit her father who resides at the address.  She advised dispatch she believed the man and woman who reside at the home may be injured.  She also found two children in the home, a six year old boy and four year old girl, who were uninjured.

Upon arrival police confirmed the deaths of a woman in her late 20s and a man in his late 50s who possibly resided in the home.

Springfield Police are currently processing the scene for any evidence and are interviewing associates and family members.  The children have been taken to the Division of Social Services in an effort to locate family members.

3:00 PM

Next of kin have been notified of the death of:

Division of Social Services is working with to place the children with family members.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

SPD Case Number: 09-8277

Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh 417-864-1754; Release authorized by: Major Kevin Routh

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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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