Springfield Police Investigating Mysterious Death

Springfield police are trying to determine the circumstances of a man’s death Monday in west Springfield.

Police were called to a home at 2722 West Madison just after 2 p.m. when a 911 caller said there was a man not breathing at the location. Emergency personnel arrived to find an unconscious man inside the home who was dead at the scene.

Investigators say witnesses reported an altercation between the dead man and another man who lived in the home just prior to finding the body.

The investigators say they were unable to determine a preliminary cause of death and will need an autopsy to determine how the man died.

The victim’s name is being withheld by police until next of kin can be notified. The male suspect in the conflict prior to the death was found and questioned by police but was not arrested at the time.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 864-1810 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 869-8477.

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