Published On: Mon, Sep 28th, 2015

Man charged with murder after shooting Effingham woman

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Shooting2SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Police Department has requested the assistance of the GBI in a murder investigation that is underway in Effingham County. Officials say a shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, after a domestic dispute at a home on Maple Street. The incident took the life of 39-year-old Nova Jill Saffles. Investigators say she was fatally shot inside her home as during a dispute with her 52-year-old boyfriend, Louis Edgardo Vendrell. Vendrell was subsequently arrested during a traffic stop by deputies in Effingham County. He is currently being held at the Effingham County Jail, pending murder charges. An autopsy will be conducted by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office.

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