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Chris Toth has been named by the Springfield Police Department as the man found dead in The Complex Springfield. He was the venue’s manager at the time of this photo in March 2018.
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Chris Toth has been named by the Springfield Police Department as the man found dead in The Complex Springfield. He was the venue’s manager at the time of this photo in March 2018.

Manager found dead at downtown club

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a “suspicious death” after a body was found yesterday inside downtown music venue The Complex Springfield, according to a spokesperson.

SPD Public Affairs Officer Jasmine Bailey said the man, who she identified as Chris Toth, 26, was found inside the 307 Park Central East club with a gunshot wound. When The Complex opened in February 2018, Springfield Business Journal reported Toth was the manager.

“He’s involved with The Complex in some capacity,” Bailey said when asked about his connection to the club.

The Complex announced yesterday the venue canceled today’s concert by rock band Puddle of Mudd.

“As our staff and the community deal with this morning's tragedy, we ask for privacy as the situation is investigated,” a Facebook post reads. “No other concerts are impacted at this time.”

Officials at the venue could not be immediately reached for comment by deadline.

SBJ earlier this year reported the building housing The Complex had been scheduled for a foreclosure sale after a $500,000 note was called due by Great Southern Bank. A Greene County recorder filing shows C & L Asset Management LLP purchased the building from Thomas LLC on May 3, four days ahead of the scheduled foreclosure sale. The C & L business name does not appear to have been registered with the Missouri secretary of state.

Last year, Utah couple Gabe and Angela Elstein, who brought The Complex to Springfield, separately were indicted for alleged marijuana trafficking and money laundering related to a club of the same name in Salt Lake City, SBJ previously reported.

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