FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2020
Springfield Police Investigate E. Kearney Homicide
On March 7, 2020 at 3:58 p.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to 1720 E. Kearney after a 911 caller stated that there was a possible deceased person at that location. When officers arrived they found a deceased male subject outside a building at the address. The deceased subject appeared to have injuries consistent with being struck several times with some type of object. Officers secured the crime scene and began investigating the incident.
The victim was identified as James M. Simmons, a 63-year-old male from Arkansas. Next of kin notifications have been made for the victim. A suspect has not been identified.
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).
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Case number: 20-8730
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by: Lt. Culley Wilson