Person of interest in Springfield homicide in custody

UPDATE @ 11:45 a.m. (Oct. 22)

A Springfield woman found dead Wednesday was found laying on the kitchen floor with “gunshot wounds to her arm and neck area,” according to a police report.

She was already dead when police arrived.

Family went to the home to check on Candance Prunty because she had not picked her children up from school, according to the police report. They found the back door unlocked and Prunty laying on the kitchen floor, according to police.

UPDATE @ 6:05 a.m. (Oct. 22)

Columbus police and SWAT were dispatched to a residence just before 1 a.m. today to pick up a subject with a possible connection to the Springfield homicide, according to our partners at 10TV in Columbus.

The subject was taken into custody.


Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a 26-year-old mother of three found in her home in the 1000 block of West Mulberry Street on Wednesday.

Police identified the victim as Candance Prunty and said they are trying to locate a man believed to be in his 20s. The children — the oldest is 7 and the others preschool age — were not in the home when the woman was killed, according to a sergeant.

Police were notified about 4 p.m. by family members that they had found a woman dead in her home, Chief Stephen Moody said.

Detectives are investigating it as a possible homicide, Moody said, and working with family members to find out what happened.

Amber Davis also lives nearby on West Mulberry Street. She said she has seen the victim outside with her children.

The woman’s death shocked her.

“I thought it was a wreck in the alley,” she said. “I didn’t think it was something like this. This kind of stuff doesn’t happen in this part of the neighborhood. “

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