Springfield Police: Death on Agnes Street ruled a homicide

Moore's death marked Springfield's first homicide in 2014

Frederick Pinney (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After a thorough investigation, Springfield Police arrested a 45-year-old man for the murder of a woman, whose body was found at a home on Agnes Street.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney, on March 23, the department responded to a call for “police assistance” at 48 Agnes Street. When officers got there, they discovered the body of 29-year-old Tayclair Moore inside a bedroom.

Sgt. Delaney said that there were no visible signs of trauma at the initial part of the investigation, but after an autopsy was performed by the Medical Examiner, it was determined that the victim had been choked, and died from asphyxiation.

Detectives conducted a thorough investigation and obtained a murder arrest warrant for 45-year-old Frederick Pinney of Springfield, Delaney said. Pinney was arrested on Monday at 12:30 p.m. by Lt. Trent Hufnagel and Lt. Thomas Kennedy, and was arraigned in Springfield District Court on Tuesday.

Moore’s death marked the first homicide in the City of Springfield in 2014.