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Crime Stoppers unsolved crime of the week: Arson at hospital in Springfield

November 29, 2011|edited news release

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Crime Stoppers and Springfield fire marshals ask for help identifying an arsonist at a hospital this month.

At 5:18 p.m. on Nov. 21, Springfield firefighters put out a fire in a bathroom at Cox North Hospital.  Chemical accelerants were present and the fire appeared to be intentionally set. 

Investigators obtained two photos from hospital surveillance cameras near the time of the fire.  The suspected arsonist wore a large black hooded coat.  They can't tell if the arsonist is a man or a woman.   The person drove a silver car with a sunroof.

 If you were in the area of this fire and saw any suspicious people or vehicles at these times, or if you know the arsonist, you can call Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.  Tipsters do not have to give their names and could earn a reward.

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Crime Stoppers takes information about drug dealers, wanted felons, and all other felonies.  It pays rewards of up to $1,000 in cash for information that leads to the arrest and the filing of charges against people involved in felonies.

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