Body found in Springfield home identified as missing woman

A body removed from a Springfield home where police were serving a search warrant Wednesday morning has been identified as a woman who was reported missing after she had not contacted family for several weeks.

Gloria A. Dickenson, 56, was last contacted by family around Sept. 13, according to Springfield police.

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Posted by Springfield Police Division on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Springfield Police Division confirmed they were serving the search warrant at a duplex in the first block of North Douglas Avenue. The Clark County Coroner’s Office was also called.

It’s not clear what the investigation is related to, but a Springfield Police Department Evidence Collection Unit vehicle was at the scene, as well as a vehicle from the health department.

Multiple people at the home were wearing white jumpsuits and a white tarp was being hung up around the home’s porch.

Crews on the scene said the home hadn’t had water for several months and that they were wearing the jumpsuits due to conditions inside.

Police are expected to release information regarding the investigation today. We are working to learn more and will update this story as details are available.