FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2021
Springfield Police Continue Investigating Neighborhood Assault
On November 8th, 2021, at 5:41 p.m., Springfield Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of E. Meadowmere for the report of a female being assaulted. When officers arrived, they contacted the female victim who had sustained facial injuries. The victim stated she had been assaulted by an unknown female who then left the area. The victim was treated on scene by medical personnel for her injuries.
The victim described the suspect as a white female in her late 20’s or early 30’s, approximately 5’6” tall, with a skinny or athletic build, and wearing a navy-blue sports bra and pink floral leggings. The victim also provided information about a vehicle that may have been involved in the assault. Detectives have obtained surveillance video that does show a sport utility type vehicle in the area at the time of the assault. The involvement of the vehicle is being investigated and detectives would like to contact the driver or owner. The vehicle appears to be similar to a tan colored Chevrolet Suburban.
On the same day at 5:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of S. Pickwick for a disturbance call. This location is in close proximity to the location of the assault, and it was determined that this disturbance occurred prior to the assault. Officers contacted the 911 caller who stated he had been involved in a verbal disturbance with a female. The 911 caller and the female are known to each other due to a past relationship. Detectives believe that the female involved in this disturbance was the same female who then attacked the victim. While the motive for the assault is still being investigated, it is likely the female suspect was looking for a different person when she attacked the victim.
SPD Officers have been actively looking for the suspect.
Detectives continue to investigate the assault 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: 21-40298
Media Contact: Lt. Jennifer Charleston
Email: [email protected]
Release authorized by: Cpt. Tony Vienhage