FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2020
Springfield Police Investigate 2019 Suspected Homicide
In August of 2019, Springfield Police Officers received information that a person may have been the victim of a homicide that had not been reported. Investigators learned the homicide occurred in Springfield in July of 2019 and the victim’s body was moved to another location. At this time, the victim’s body has not been located. Investigators believe that this was not a random incident and there is no danger to the public.
The victim of the suspected homicide is Elijah L. McReynolds, a 34-year-old male from Springfield. Elijah McReynolds is currently listed as a missing person and has not been seen since July of 2019.
As this investigation progressed and more evidence and information were collected, investigators identified suspects involved in the homicide. On April 7, 2020, investigators arrested William A. Skaggs and Kaleigh A. Pickle of Strafford, MO. Both Skaggs and Pickle were booked into the Greene County Jail for First Degree Murder for their involvement in the crime but charges were not filed at this time. The primary suspect in this case is currently in custody in a different location for unrelated charges.
Elijah McReynolds’ body has yet to be found and anyone with information about this incident should contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477). This investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
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Case number: 19-34501
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Lt. Culley Wilson