SPD decreases 2019 homicide numbers by one

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department has updated the 2019 homicide numbers from 12 to 11.

The number change is in reference to a fatal fire incident on October 9th.

One person killed in overnight fire

The Springfield Fire Department investigated the death of a person that was recorded as a homicide.

According to a press release from the department, autopsy reports determined the death was an accident; however, the investigation of the fire is still ongoing.

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