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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 21, 2021
On Sept. 1, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the Applebee’s parking lot at 2430 N. Glenstone Ave. due to a 911 caller stating a subject had been assaulted. When officers arrived, they located a male who had suffered injuries from an assault. The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The victim, identified as 64-year-old Ronald Himmelberg from Springfield, MO, succumbed to his injuries on Set.12, 2021. Notifications were made to Mr. Himmelberg’s family and due to the circumstances surrounding his death, details of the case were kept confidential until the suspect could be located by SPD’s Violent Crimes Unit.
The case is currently being reviewed by the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.
Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).
This incident marks the 20th homicide for 2021.
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Case number: 21-31283
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey 417-864-1786 [email protected]
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch