FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On March 7, 2023, at approximately 3:29 a.m., Springfield police officers were dispatched to 206 S. Clifton Ave. after a 911 caller advised that a female at that location was unconscious and not breathing. Officers and EMS responded and provided medical aid, but she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The female was identified as Crystal M. Dye, 41, from Springfield. Dye’s family has been notified.
An autopsy was performed, and the medical examiner discovered Dye had sustained serious internal injuries that were consistent with an assault.
Detectives with the Homicide Unit identified the suspect as Jerome Poole, a 59-year-old male from Springfield, Missouri. Poole was located, arrested, and booked into the Greene County Jail for second degree murder.
The case was presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and Jerome Poole has been charged with second degree murder. He is being held without bond. The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office cautions that the charges contained in the felony complaint are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or to make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).
This incident marks the second homicide investigation for 2023.
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Case number: 23-6779
Media Contact: PIO Cora Scott, 417-864-1009
Release authorized by A/Lt. Scott Hill