Missing man found in Monett
Springfield police working ongoing investigation
A man reported missing from Springfield on Thursday morning was located in Monett Thursday night, and Springfield police are continuing to investigate the incident.
According to a Springfield Police Department press release, officers began investigating a report of a missing person, Mark Mitchell, 57, after his reported him missing at approximately 11:37 a.m. He was last seen at the Kum-N-Go at 510 W. Republic Road in his vehicle. Officers immediately begin searching for Mitchell and a statewide bulletin was broadcasted informing other law enforcement agencies that Mitchell was missing.
At approximately 11:35 p.m. on Thursday, Mitchell was located by the Monett Police Department in Monett. Mitchell was transported back to Springfield, where he received medical attention for minor injuries.
Due to the suspicious nature of this incident, and the ongoing investigation by detectives, no further information will be released at this time.
George Daoud, Monett police chief, said Monett police were searching for a possible suspect in the overnight hours Thursday, but ended the search and said there is no threat to public safety.
"We received information about a possible suspect in the area, and we searched and vetted that information and determined it was not accurate," Daoud said. "The public is safe."
Detectives asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).