FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2020
Springfield Police Investigate W. Lombard Suspicious Death
On September 21, 2020, at 10:33 p.m., the Springfield Fire Department and the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to 1736 W. Lombard for the report of a house fire. When first responders arrived, the residence was engulfed in flames. Springfield Fire Department personnel entered the home and located a deceased female inside. Circumstances surrounding the death of the female appear to be suspicious. The Springfield Police Department, with assistance from the Springfield Fire Department, is conducting a death investigation as well as an investigation into the cause of the fire.
The victim has been identified as Alice Hale, a 66-year-old female from Springfield, Missouri. Next of kin notifications have been made.
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: 20-31665
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Lt. Tony Vienhage