Joplin police are investigating the death of a Joplin woman after finding her body in the south part of town this morning.

Candace Menapace, 45 was found near a creek just before 10:30 A.M.  Police began the death investigation after they received a call of a downed subject near 902 S. Connecticut.  The autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday morning at Frontier Forensics Midwest in Kansas City.  Meanwhile, JPD is continuing to investigate the situation.