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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2022
On January 31, 2022, at 1:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to the National Cemetery at 1702 E. Seminole regarding a 911 caller stating there were two deceased males inside the cemetery with apparent gunshot wounds. When officers arrived, they confirmed the males were deceased and had suffered gunshot wounds.
The deceased males have been identified as Mark D. Young, 38, and Justin S. Baker, 46, from Springfield, Missouri. Next of kin notifications have been made to both families.
The Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating this incident. Detectives have determined that the males knew each other and had been living together.
Detectives 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: 22-3357
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters 417-864-1786 [email protected]
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch