September 07, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

2004 Murder Suspect Charged

Eric P. Fairburn, 36, has been charged by the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office with First Degree Murder. Fairburn, formerly of Springfield, is accused of killing William McDaniel of Springfield on May 14, 2004. McDaniel was shot at his Springfield home in the 1600 block of East Turner Street.

On Sept. 4, 2010, Springfield Police detectives were contacted by detectives from the Indianapolis Police Department and informed that Fairburn had turned himself in and confessed to the murder. Springfield Police detectives traveled to Indianapolis over the Labor Day weekend and questioned Fairburn regarding the details of the murder.

Fairburn is currently being held in Indianapolis awaiting extradition to Missouri.

SPD Case Number: 04-22701

Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: (417) 864-1751; Release authorized by: Lt. David Millsap

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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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