Death investigation under way, possible elderly abuse

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On Monday around 4:20 p.m., a Joplin Police Officer responded to a Joplin hospital on a report of possible elderly abuse/neglect.

Upon arrival the officer contacted a representative of Health and Senior Services who stated that an 87-years-old female had been admitted to the hospital with injuries.

Around 7:10 a.m. today, the elderly female died. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.

The death investigation is ongoing.

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