City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 5, 2020

CONTACT: Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.874.7671
policepio@CoMo.gov

Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.817.5049
policepio@CoMo.gov

Update: Cosmopolitan Area Recreation Park homicide investigation continues, juvenile suspect released from detention center, Nov. 5

(COLUMBIA, MO) -

The Columbia Police Department is continuing to investigate the murder of Jermaine Spain. Detectives developed information last night indicating the 15-year-old juvenile who had been detained on this incident is no longer believed to be a suspect in this homicide. The juvenile was immediately released from the Robert L. Perry Juvenile Justice Center and is no longer facing criminal charges related to the homicide.

This is an ongoing investigation, and detectives are continuing to follow leads related to the homicide. At this time, there are no further details to provide.

If you saw something or know something, say something. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.


Case Number 2020-010525


Previous Press Release(s):

Update: Columbia police detained a juvenile involved in homicide at Cosmopolitan Recreation Area Park, 1615 W. Business Loop, Nov 2 

Columbia police investigate homicide at Cosmopolitan Recreation Area Park, 1615 W. Business Loop, Nov 2 



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