Springfield, Mo. – On May 13, 2023, at 10:49 p.m., officers responded to Cox South Hospital in reference to a male being treated for stab wounds. During the initial investigation, officers discovered the victim, Stephen Meyle, 37, from Springfield, had initially been dropped off at Cox North Hospital at approximately 3 a.m. on May 13, 2023, and was later transported to Cox South Hospital due to his life-threatening injuries.
On May 15, 2023, Springfield Homicide Detectives conducting the follow up investigation determined the stabbing happened at 1017 E. Commercial Street. They processed the crime scene and collected evidence.
On May 16, 2023, Meyle succumbed to his wounds and died at the hospital. Meyle’s family has been notified.
A potential suspect has been identified and located, but no arrest has yet been made as further information is being gathered prior to submitting the case to the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney for review and consideration of charges.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about this assault to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by phone 417-869-TIPS (8477) or online at P3tips.com.
This is Springfield’s sixth homicide investigation in 2023.
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Case number: 23-14265
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch