Body Discovered Along Creek Bed on City Property


Joplin Police Department say foul play is not suspected, 2400 bk West Perkins Ave

(Joplin, Mo.) — Joplin Police respond, 1:15 PM, Saturday afternoon to the 2400 block of West Perkins to the report of a deceased person along a creek bed. This is west of West Perkins and North Monroe Ave, and on the north side of the road.

2400 BL West Perkins Ave

The body of a white female was discovered by an unidentified person whom we observed talking to police for an extended amount of time.

Joplin Police Detectives arrived around 1:45 PM to the begin an investigation, of which, Sgt John Isenman of the Joplin Police Department tell us, “foul play is not suspected”.

The body was located on a 5 acre plot of land owned by the city of Joplin. Clearly marked by ‘No Trespassing’. The land is mowed regularly and not many trees on the city owned land.

Police are not releasing age or identity at this time even though family were called to the scene Sgt Isenman states.

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