11:13 AM

Yvonne Lowers (SPD)

Police in Springfield are investigating the "suspicious" death of a woman found about 8 a.m. this morning behind Go Mini's at 3115 S. Scenic.

Corporal Matt Brown says authorities aren't sure how long the woman, who was unclothed from the waist down, may have been there as the business which houses warehouses for Churchill Coffee and portable storage for business isn't utilized much during the weekend.

Body found behind Go Mini's (courtesy KTTS)

Brown says investigators are in the beginning stages of the investigation and could not comment on whether or not the woman had any visible wounds to her body.  Brown also wasn't sure if the storage business or another business across the street had surveillance cameras. 

People passing by the business reported that a Jeep had run into a ditch near the business earlier in the morning.  Brown says he's not sure if that is related to the investigation.

UPDATE 01-12-11:

Police have identified the victim as Yvonne Lowers who lived about a mile-and-a-half from where she was found dead.

Preliminary autopsy results did not reveal a cause of death.  Greene County Medical Examiner Doug Anderson believes hypothermia could have been a contributing factor.

The Springfield Police Department is asking anyone that has information about Lowers activities from about 1 p.m. on Sunday January 9th until her body was found to call them at 417-864-1810.


Adelaide Wilson said...

If you or anyone else knows of any information, no matter how small, we would really appreciate it. The e-mail that we have set up is infolowers@aol.com.


The Wilson Family