FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield police were dispatched to 1026 W. Florida today at approximately 12:49 p.m. after a subject called to report a deceased male in an abandoned vehicle in the backyard of the residence. Police responded and located the deceased male with an apparent gunshot wound, and circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated further.
The deceased male has been identified as Lance E. Loveless, 30, of Springfield. His next of kin has been notified.
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).
An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing.
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Case number: 18-11730
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson