Suspicious death now ruled a homicide says Springfield Police Department

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department has ruled the suspicious death as a homicide investigation.

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Springfield Police Department began a investigation into a suspicious death after finding a body near the 1300 block of North Concord.

When police arrived on the scene after a neighbor called 911, they found a deceased male inside a vacant home.

Though the home was vacant, Lieutenant Dustin Martin with Springfield Police Department explained this location frequently sees squatters go in and out of vacant homes.

The neighbor who called said they saw a male around the home on Concord and leave.

According to police, the male seen around Concord was located at another home a few blocks away on Lyon and Locust.

People were taken out of the home on Lyon and Locust by police one by one for police safety. A couple was arrested on unrelated warrants and the others are being questioned.

Currently, no one is charged for the suspicious death.

Jan Fritz lives nearby and said there are occassionally people who hang around some vacant homes.

“There was people living there up until about a week ago when the people moved,” said Fritz. “I know once in awhile people, like homeless or whatever, people would mess around. I try to mind my own business.”

Springfield police said they don’t know if there is a connection between the two homes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810.

The following photos were taken by an Ozarks First journalist on Lyon and Locust below:

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