August 27, 2018
Homicide Investigation Update
Springfield police were dispatched to 2637 S. Fremont at 8:09 A.M, on August 25, 2018, after a 911 caller requested officers to check the wellbeing of a person inside the home. When officers arrived, they found a deceased female victim with an apparent gunshot wound.
The victim was identified as Syolanda Patterson, a 32-year-old female from Springfield. Next of kin notifications have been made for the victim.
Detectives investigating the homicide determined that the incident was not a random act and was an incident of domestic assault. The suspect was identified as Bob Houston, a 36-year-old male from Springfield. Houston turned himself in at the Greene County Jail on August 26, 2018 and was booked for second-degree murder.
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 417-869-8477.
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Case number: 18-33411
Media Contact: Lt. Chris Wells
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson