PattersonHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/7/19) — Hopkinsville Police Department is requesting information to find a man wanted in connection to the 2013 Hopkinsville murder of 53-year-old Faye Waddlington Springfield.

Previous reports list Springfield was found strangled and stabbed in her home July 30, 2013, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Jason Van Patterson the following year after DNA found at the murder scene matched DNA found at the scene of a robbery that occurred in Lexington July 30, 2013.

Patterson was reportedly seen with Springfield on the day of her murder, and he has been on the run ever since. His truck was found abandoned in Lyon County in Oct. 2013.

Patterson has ties to Madisonville and Manitou and other areas of the state including Georgetown, Maysville, Lexington and Lancaster, HPD reported. He also has ties to Hgginsport and Cincinnati, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Toronto in Canada.

HPD reports Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to Patterson’s arrest. Callers can remain anonymous and a court appearance is not required for information.

HPD asks citizens to call (270) 887-TIPS or text CRIMES (274637) and enter hpdtip in the text followed by information.

“By finding Patterson, we hope to provide the family of Mrs. Spirngfield the chance for some closure,” HPD said in a statement released today.

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