Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Springfield Woman Found Dead; Foul Play Suspected

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Springfield Woman Found Dead; Foul Play Suspected

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A 47-year-old woman was found dead in her Springfield home

yesterday afternoon, the victim of an apparent homicide.

Police found Chyrlene Margaret Boyd, 47, dead in her home in

the 1500 block of North Laura Street about 12:30 p.m. yesterday,

homicide Sgt. Buddy Hayes said.

While police were treating the death as a murder, they were

unable to immediately determine how Boyd was killed, Hayes said.

Boyd was last seen by her mother about midnight Friday. When

her mother couldn't reach her by phone yesterday morning, she

called police, Hayes said.

After removing Boyd's two dogs from her residence, police found

Boyd dead in a position that indicated foul play, Hayes said.

Police were continuing their investigation last night and were

trying to obtain samples of the killer's hair and blood from the

body, Hayes said.

"We're still looking for a possible weapon," Hayes said. "We

don't know the actual cause of death yet, but the way that the

victim was found, foul play was suspected and we're treating it

as a homicide. …

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