March 06, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Elm Street Victim Likely Died of Gunshot

The deceased male found inside the home at 1930 E. Elm Street has been identified as 62-year-old Richard L. Nothnagel. Nothnagel was the only person found inside the residence.

Initial indications at the scene are that Nothnagel died as a result of a gunshot wound. An autopsy will be conducted today, and a final determination of the cause of death will be made by the Medical Examiner at a later time.

Springfield Fire Department Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set. SPD Detectives are working in cooperation with Springfield Fire Department Investigators as the investigation continues.

SPD Case Number: 13-9006
Media Contact: Cora Scott 417-380-3352

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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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