Endangered Silver Advisory Issued for Missing Joplin Woman


UPDATE — 3:30 pm — Press Release from JPD —

Waneta Day was located deceased in the 2700 block of Iron Gates at approximately 2:00 P.M. on October 19, 2019. At this time no other persons are being sought or questioned in reference to this death investigation. Thank you to everyone in the community who assisted in this case.


JOPLIN, Mo.–An endangered silver advisory has been issued for as missing Joplin woman.

Waneta Louise Day, 92, was last contacted at her home at 2606 Iron Gates Road in Joplin around 4 p.m. yesterday.

This morning at 4 a.m., her son went to check on her to find her front door open and she was gone.

Waneta is 5’3, 94 lbs., has gray hair and blue eyes and she wears glasses.

She was last seen in a dark blue dress with a flower pattern and wearing a gray jacket and black shoes.

Waneta also has dementia.

If anyone has seen Waneta, please contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131.

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