July 12, 2022
Suspicious deaths determined to be murder-suicide
Springfield, Mo. – On January 31, 2022, at 1:23 p.m., Springfield Police Department officers were dispatched to the National Cemetery at 1702 E. Seminole following a 911 call regarding two deceased males at the cemetery with apparent gunshot wounds.
The deceased males were identified as Mark D. Young, 38, and Justin S. Baker, 46, from Springfield, Missouri. The families of the victims were notified of their deaths and have been kept informed during the investigation.
The Springfield Police Department’s Homicide Unit has completed the investigation and determined these deaths to be the result of a murder-suicide.
The Springfield Police Department is not seeking any suspects. There is no danger to the public and the case is now closed.
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Case number: 22-3357
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Jeremy Anderson