July 09, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Investigate Homicide at 2824 W. Latoka

The Springfield Police Department responded to a 911 call to check the well-being of the resident at 2824 W Latoka, just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

Officers found a 44-year old male dead inside the house. The case is being worked as a homicide. The crime scene was processed overnight and evidence indicates the death was neither self-inflicted or accidental. Police have identified the man as Robert William Pugh.

Today investigators are following several leads and are asking anyone with information to call the Springfield Police Department at 864-1810 or 869-TIPS. An autopsy by the Greene County Medical Examiner is pending.

SPD Case Number: 12-28255
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