SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Police have identified a deceased male who was found earlier this month.

Authorities say Toby E. Patterson, 49, was found July 11 in a wooded area near the Waffle House on East Kearney St. The Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and took custody of the body.

The medical examiner’s report is not complete at this time and the investigation is still on going. The Springfield Police Department asks that anyone with information contact the department or 417-869-TIPS.