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Springfield police are investigating a murder/suicide, the ninth homicide investigation for 2022.

On June 22, at approximately 11:42 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1618 East Adams St. to check the well-being of a woman. Officers received information that the woman’s ex-boyfriend might be at the residence with intentions to harm her.

Based on information received during the initial investigation, SPD investigators determined the suspect was not present and obtained a search warrant for the residence. When officers entered the home, they found the female deceased inside. The victim was identified as Cheryl Lamar, 57, from Springfield. Lamar’s family has been notified.

SPD identified the suspect as Lydell Jackson, 59, from Springfield. Jackson was located by officers in a mobile home at 1633 East Caravan. Jackson barricaded himself inside and officers negotiated with Jackson while a search warrant was obtained for the residence.

The search warrant was served at the residence by members of SPD’s Special Response Team. Jackson was discovered deceased inside the home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Jackson’s family has been notified.

Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810, or to make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-8477.

Jeff Kessinger

Jeff Kessinger covered sports in southwest Missouri for the better part of 20 years, from young athletes to the pros. The Springfield native and Missouri State University alumnus is thrilled to be doing journalism in the Queen City, helping connect the community with important information. He and wife Jamie daily try to keep a tent on the circus that is a blended family of five kids and three cats. More by Jeff Kessinger