Springfield Woman Killed in Overnight Shooting

A Springfield woman is dead and her boyfriend is jailed charged with her murder.

Springfield police say they received a call from a man claiming that he had shot his girlfriend. Officers were dispatched at 12:54 a.m. to 911 West Locust Street and found 20-year-old Cheyenne L. Dancause dead from a gunshot wound.

Chase E. Collins, 21, of Springfield was taken into custody at the scene. He was booked into the Greene County Jail on second-degree murder.

Officers say that two young children were removed from the home.

Detectives ask anyone with information about the incident to call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.