Springfield Attorney's Death a Homicide

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Wednesday, July 04 2007 Jul 4, 2007 Wednesday, July 04, 2007 8:47:22 AM CDT July 04, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Authorities say the death of prominent Springfield attorney Rolland Comstock is an apparent homicide. The 70-year-old was found dead of a gunshot wound in his gated estate yesterday morning. Investigators say they're interviewing family members and associates of Comstock, a long-time tax and probate attorney and nationally recognized book collector. Greene County deputies say Comstock's famed book collection appeared to be untouched. Comstock was nationally known for a home library that contained about 50,000 items, primarily modern first-edition British and American literature. Detectives have developed no suspects or a possible motive for the slaying. Comstock had been in poor health.

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