FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police officers were dispatched to 315 N. Park at 11:16 a.m. on Nov. 14 after receiving information from a family member of the male resident regarding deceased individuals possibly inside the home.
Upon arrival at the residence, officers located two deceased adults. They have been identified as Terry Lynne Porter, 36, of Springfield, and Rick Gene Chambers, 54, of Springfield. Next of kin notifications were made for the deceased individuals.
Initial indications from the crime scene processing and follow-up investigation are that Chambers killed Porter before taking his own life. A final determination of the causes and manner of the deaths will be made by the Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office at a later time.
Detectives continue to investigate the incident 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 417-869-8477.
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Case number: 16-48439
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Capt. Vance Holland