News Updates

Murder Victim's Friend Push Law

KMIZ 17 - 1-19-2012

Friends of a murdered Howard County man are still pushing to find his killer. On Thursday the friends and family of Jon Spurling went to the capitol to make their case. Full Story

Justice For Jon Group Petitions for new Reward Law

Columbia Missourian - 9-28-2011

Friends of Jon Spurling, a Howard County resident slain in August, believe the state should be doing more to help find their friend's killer. That's why they have shifted their efforts from fund raising to petitioning the state government. Full Story

$4000 Murder Reward

Rewardstv.net - 9-2-2011

A reward for information leading to the conviction of Jon's murderer has been posted on Rewardstv.net Full Story

Event to Help Find Man's Killer

KMIZ 17 8.28.2011

A killer is still on the loose after a murder in Howard County. But, a community is coming together to make sure justice is served. Full Story

Slain man's friends raise money for reward

Missourian 8.29.2011

For Bill Spires, raising reward money for tips that lead to the arrest of whoever killed his friend, Jon Spurling, is a way to grieve. “If you sit around the house thinking about stuff, it can drive you crazy. I put all my effort into this,” Spires said. Full Story

Friends and Family Search for Justice In Harrisburg Murder

KOMU 8 - 8.28.2011

A celebration of the life of Jonathan Spurling was held at Pinnacles State Park Sunday. Spurling, who lived in rural Harrisburg, was murdered in his home early last week.Full Story

KRCG 13 - 8.22.2011

Jon Spurling's friends offer reward for tips in slaying

Columbia Tribune 8.23.2011 (Paywall)

Friends of Jon Spurling, a 39-year-old man who was found fatally shot at his Howard County residence last week, have set up a reward for any tips that help lead to a conviction of the person responsible for Spurling’s death. Full Story

Jon Spurling Murdered in his Howard County Home

KMIZ 8.17.2011 (Updated)

The Major Case Squad helping investigate the case has now disbanded. Sheriff Charlie Polson says some Highway Patrol Investigators are helping with leads as well as Columbia Police. Full Story

Howard County Sheriff says no suspect in shooting

Boonville Daily News 8.18.2011

The investigation of the shooting of a 39 year-old male on Monday in Harrisburg has not yet produced any suspects, Howard County Sheriff Charlie Polson said this morning. Full Story

Father Speaks Out in Howard Co. Murder Investigation

KOMU 8.18.2011

The investigation of the shooting of a 39 year-old male on Monday in Harrisburg has not yet produced any suspects, Howard County Sheriff Charlie Polson said this morning. Full Story