July 31, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Investigating Possible Homicide

Yesterday at 10:06 am officers were dispatched to 1721 S. Fremont for a check the well being call at that location initiated by family members and co-workers who were concerned due to an uncharacteristic absence from work. Co-workers checked the residence and found stacked up newspapers and mail along with both cars in the driveway.

Upon arrival, officers found two deceased subjects; Jason Nickols, 41 yoa and his wife Doris Nickols, 51 yoa inside the residence. Officers immediately cleared the home and secured the scene for the Criminal Investigation Section who are currently treating the case as a homicide.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today and the investigation is ongoing.

SPD Case Number: 12-31668
Media Contact: Cpl. Matt Brown, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: A/Lt. Allen Neal

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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