November 07, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Homicide Investigation at 2009 E. Grand

Yesterday at 12:42 p.m. officers were dispatched to 2009 E. Grand for an assault call in progress. Upon arrival at 12:49 p.m., officers found a deceased male located in a vehicle at that location along with a female who was detained at the scene for questioning.

After processing the scene, officers were able to identify the male victim as Kevin S. Engh, age 41, from Springfield. The female detained at the scene was questioned at police headquarters yesterday and prosecutors have charged Marya A. Von Brandt age 18, for Second Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. Any questions concerning the charges are to be discussed with the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

The investigation is on-going, and an autopsy was scheduled for today.

Von Brandt is currently being held in the Greene County Jail on a $250,000.00 bond.

The charges announced herein are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

SPD Case Number: 12-46966
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
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