Clark County prosecutor calls for help solving Springfield murder case

Police are asking again for help solving a Springfield murder case.

Candance Prunty, 26, was shot and killed at her home on West Mulberry Street in Springfield in 2015. Her case remains unsolved.

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“Springfield Police Division detectives now have a person of interest, and they believe other people have information that could lead to an arrest,” Clark County Prosecutor Dan Driscoll posted on social media late Wednesday evening. “We’d encourage anyone who has information about this murder to contact Springfield Police Division Detective Ronald Jordan at (937) 324-7680.”

Prunty was shot in her head and neck, according to a police report.

Family members found her on the kitchen floor after she didn’t show up to get her children from school. Prunty had three young boys, ages one, four and seven at the time of her murder.

Prunty’s mother, Patricia Beard, and Springfield Police said previously that they believe people in the Miami Valley may have information that could be useful to the case and can lead to an arrest.

“We are pleading with the public for information concerning the brutal murder of my daughter,” Beard said. “I believe someone has probably heard something … people talk.”

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Columbus Police took a subject with a possible connection to the crime into custody just hours after the murder, the Springfield News-Sun previously reported, but it did not lead to an arrest.

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