Update: An arrest has been made in connection to the homicide that occurred Friday, June 8. 23 year old, Adam Phillips of Springfield was arrested in connection to the shooting death of Shone Swearingin.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo-- A death investigation is underway after a body was found on Highway WW just east of Highway 13. The deceased has been identified as 48 - year old Shone Allen Swearingin of Strafford. Law enforcement arriving on scene around 3:30 in the morning, and have determined that Swearingin's death is suspicious. In a press conference earlier this afternoon, Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott said detectives have found evidence to believe this may have been a homicide and are currently conducting interviews. If you have any information on the circumstances of this case, you are asked to contact the Greene County Sheriff's Office at (417) 868-4040.