Police say man, woman found dead at two connected crime scenes in Springfield

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 3:38 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:50 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police found a man and a woman dead in different parts of northeast Springfield on Wednesday. Police say those two separate investigations are related.

Police responded to a missing person’s call just before noon on Adams Street. Then, police responded to East Caravan near Glenstone around 1 p.m. and surrounded a trailer. When they arrived on Adams Street, officers found a woman dead inside the home. That death is now being investigated as a suspicious death.

Investigators say they followed a suspect from that scene. Officers say the man barricaded himself inside the trailer on Caravan. Officers began negotiating to get him out of the house. Lt. Heather Anderson says all nearby homes were evacuated while police attempted to negotiate with the man.

“For the safety of the public and the citizens nearby,” Lt. Anderson says. “We wanted to make sure that they weren’t in any danger. Trailers are very thin-walled, so we wanted to make sure that we moved them out of the way.”

Pamela Hubbard’s house was completely blocked off by police when she got home from her husband’s doctor’s appointment. Her neighbors were also sent away from the area.

”My understanding from what the policemen had said was they made them leave because he was going to bring harm to them and to himself, and I thought, oh gosh, that’s serious,” Hubbard says.

It’s something Hubbard says she has never seen before.

“Police said we can’t go to our home right now until all of this is resolved, which we understand,” Hubbard says. “But I’m also a diabetic. But I’m a critical diabetic, and at least I don’t have to take my medicine until tonight, but I can’t miss it.”

After six hours, officers entered the trailer and found that man dead.

“We actually tried to negotiate several different ways,” Lt. Anderson says. “By phone and then by speaker. Just by yelling, too, and none of those were effective at all. At that point in time, we got a search warrant for the location, and that’s when we started to make plans to make contact with him physically.”

Hubbard has lived in her house for 30 years and says this was scary to come home to.

“I was shocked because I just didn’t know what to think. I didn’t know what was happening because we don’t have anything dangerous going on here,” Hubbard says. “The park is really quiet. The people here are very friendly. The ones that are over here are very friendly and very kind, and we just don’t have any problems.”>

The police have not provided the names of the deceased.

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