Death on Agnes St. ruled a homicide

Frederick Pinney (Photo Courtesy: Springfield Police Dept.)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After a thorough investigation, Springfield police have 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, police 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.

Delaney says the detectives conducted a thorough investigation and obtained a murder arrest warrant for 45-year-old Frederick Pinney of Springfield. Pinney was arrested Monday at 12:30 p.m. by Lt. Trent Hufnagel and Lt. Thomas Kennedy.

Pinney will be arraigned in Springfield District Court on Tuesday.

Moore’s death marks the first homicide in the city of Springfield in 2014.

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