The Greene County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday it is investigating a possible murder-suicide that occurred earlier this month in a home southwest of the Springfield city limits.
According to a search warrant obtained by the News-Leader (which prompted this week’s questions to the sheriff’s office), deputies were dispatched Oct. 11 to a home in the 3700 block of South Swan Court when a neighbor became suspicious that something was amiss.
Deputies discover the bodies
The home’s garage door was open, the dogs were barking and the residents — mother and son, Bobbi and Jordan Rigby — couldn’t be reached, according to the warrant.
The warrant says deputies showed up and knocked on the door but no one answered, so they walked around the home and tried to look into the windows.
According to the warrant, deputies saw a red substance on the blinds of two of the rooms. The deputies then partially opened one of the windows and saw a woman lying unresponsive on the bed and “extensive blood splatter” elsewhere in the home.
Deputies then entered the home and found a deceased man in the living room who had an apparent gunshot wound and a shotgun on the floor next to him. They were also able to determine the woman on the bed was deceased with a gunshot wound, according to the warrant.
Details on the case
The warrant says investigators seized five guns from the home in addition to other evidence.
Deputy Jason Winston, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said the case is still active but it is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Winston did not immediately respond when asked via email whether the bodies had been identified as Bobbi and Jordan Rigby.