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UPDATE: Springfield Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

Springfield police are investigating a murder-suicide that took place over two separate scenes Wednesday.

Investigators say at 11:42 a.m., officers were called to the 1600 block of east Adams to check the well-being of a woman.

Officers received information the woman’s ex-boyfriend might be at the home with intentions to harm her.

Based on information received during the initial investigation, police determined the suspect was not at that location, so officers obtained a search warrant.

When police entered the home, they found the body of Cheryl Lamar, 59, Springfield.

The Springfield Police Department identified the suspect as Lydell Jackson, 59, Springfield.

Jackson was located by officers in a mobile home in the 1600 block of east Caravan.

The suspect barricaded himself inside and officers negotiated with Jackson while a search warrant was obtained for the trailer.

Police evacuated homes in the area during the Special Response Team’s standoff with Jackson.

When police entered the mobile hours later, Jackson was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 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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