January 11, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Investigate Suspicious Death

The Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the suspicious death of a 51 year old Greene County woman.  The body of Yvonne L. Lowers was found yesterday morning at 3135 S. Scenic.

Lowers, who lived at 3469 W. Hoke Drive, was found about 1.5 miles from her home. An initial autopsy of the body has been conducted and the cause of death is undetermined with the toxicology and lab analysis still pending.

Currently detectives are interviewing family members and acquaintances who knew Lowers. Detectives are asking anyone who knew Lowers or came in contact with her between the hours of 1pm Sunday 01/09/11 thru Monday 01/10/11 to contact the SPD with any information they may have.

Detectives have completed a search of her residence and have accounted for her vehicle.

Lowers immediate family has been notified.

SPD Case Number: 11-1259
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
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
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd