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Springfield Police Ask Public To Help Find 32-Year-Old Marteze Ward

Springfield Police Department

Update Two:  According to the Springfield Police Department, "After tips from community members and a thorough investigation by the Springfield Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit, Marteze "Tez" Ward was found safe. 

Foul play does not appear to be a factor in the case." 

Update:  The Springfield Police Department released this statement on Wednesday:  " At this time, based on information collected through our investigation, Springfield detectives believe Marteze "Tez" Ward has left the Springfield area. As more information becomes available, we will continue to update the public.

Thank you to everyone who continues to assist in the search. "

Original Story:  The Springfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing person. 

Marteze Ward who goes by Tez was last seen on Monday morning around 10:30.  Officers believe his last possible location was in the area of Fellows Lake.  He’s likely on foot.

Ward is a 32-year-old Black male, 5’11”, and 180 pounds.  He was curly black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing square glasses, a green shirt and dark grey or green shorts with brown sandals.

Anyone with information should call 911 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.