Greene County Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death of teenager reported missing

Published: Dec. 30, 2019 at 4:35 PM CST
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The Greene County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death outside a home north of Springfield.

The focus of the investigation is at State Highway H and Farm Road 88. Officers found Mackenna Milhon, 19, dead outside the home Monday afternoon. Investigators believe she does not have any ties to anyone living at the home. Milhon's family reported her missing Dec. 20.

“This is a horrible tragedy, especially during the Christmas season, our detectives are working closely with SPD to determine the events that lead to Mackenna’s death, our prayers are with the family," said Sheriff Jim Arnott.

Sheriff Arnott said his office's mobile crime unit is on the scene assisting deputies with resources.

Arnott said authorities don't know what caused her death, but said it is being considered "suspicious."

"Right now we're investigating it as a homicide, as we do with any suspicious death," he said. "We'll work backwards from there and hopefully have some answers here shortly."

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Endangered Person Advisory previously issued for Milhon, she was last seen on Dec. 20 getting into a black vehicle at the Kum and Go on National and Norton in Springfield.

The Springfield Police Department said officers had been investigating Milhon's disappearance.

Now, SPD is working with the Greene County Sheriff's Office on the homicide investigation.

Investigators asks anyone with any information about suspicious activity in the last couple of days, to please contact the Greene County Sheriff's Office at (417) 829-6230.