Documents Reveal New Information in Highland Springs Murder-Suicide


SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Court documents reveal more details about what happened the night a couple was found dead inside a Springfield home.

Investigators say Dr. Robert O’Block shot Tiffany Fleming before shooting himself on July 30. 

More than a week later, 11 pages of court documents detail what detectives took from the home at 3686 East Kingswood Drive in the Highland Springs neighborhood in Springfield.  (download below to read the full search warrant)

44 items were seized, among them iPhones, tablets, a black purse, multiple swabs of suspected blood.

Detectives also found a revolver, four fired casings, and four other firearms. And a game camera set up on the side of the house.

The search warrant came after details revealed by the only witness in the case demonstrated probable cause.

28-year-old Billie Cummings was a friend of Fleming’s and was staying at the house for a few days, according to court documents.

Cummings says that Sunday night, the couple had been screaming at one another throughout the evening. She told authorities she was inside when she heard Fleming and O’Block arguing.  She then heard three gunshots, according to the document.

She was able to escape through a bathroom window, and as she climbed down the roof, she heard one more gunshot. That’s when she ran to a neighbor’s house, who called 911.

Authorities say they believe the analysis of phone calls, text conversations, documents, and evidence on a computer will help tell the stories of the individuals involved, paint a better picture of their relationship and ultimately help decipher why it ended the way it did. 

The sheriff’s office said even though they learned who the shooter was the case is not yet closed.

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