October 20, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Deceased Man Found in Springfield Lake Identified

The deceased body found on Sep 28th at Springfield Lake has been positively identified as 44 year old William James Bagby. Detectives believe Bagby is possibly from Kentucky and was a transient in the Springfield area. Next of kin has not been notified due to Babgy's transient status. Detectives do not believe foul play was involved and are waiting the final results from the autopsy report. The case remains open.

SPD Case Number: 11-41884
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: A/Lt. Allen Neal

springfield police department

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