SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Springfield Police say they’re getting more tips about a missing persons case after our initial report.
Springfield investigators are working on those new leads in the Amanda Ward Romine case. Police say after her husband, Daniel Romine was found dead Sunday, more people are coming forward about her case.
While thousands drive pass a ‘Welcome to Springfield’ sign every day, Springfield Police walk past a photo of Amanda.
“We’re still hoping to find some closure for Amanda’s sister, her father. Her mother has passed with Amanda missing,” said Sergeant. Jeffrey Flores.
Amanda went missing in 2013, since then there have been dozens of search parties, but she’s never been found.
Sgt. Flores says her husband, Daniel was a person of interest in her disappearance.
“He was uncooperative, he refused to speak with us and to provide information to help lead to her whereabouts,” said Sgt. Flores.
He says the couple was married for a year and had a history of domestic violence. Since Daniel was found dead inside his home Sunday, Sgt. Flores says Amanda’s case is now taking a turn.
“The intimidation factor. The fear of retaliation might not be there like it was previously,” said Sgt. Flores.
Her case has never been classified as a homicide, but Sgt. Flores says that could soon change.
“Right now, it’s still classified as a missing persons, but with evidence and information we received it looks as if it’s a homicide,” said Sgt. Flores.
Sgt. Flores says tips have led investigators across Ohio and to surrounding states. He says people who know something need to step up.
“I know there are people out there that know, they know where she is at. Gut instinct tells me there are people out there,” said Sgt. Flores.
2 NEWS reporter Maytal Levi asked, “What kind of impact do you think Daniel Romine’s death will have on Amanda’s case?”
He responded, “I think it will help bring closure to both families, if there was anything we missed or could have done while Daniel was alive, I think it will help, it’s going to have a big impact. People will come forward.”
Sgt. Flores says they won’t stop until they know what happened to Amanda. If you have any information call Springfield Police.