Death investigation in Duquesne; Body discovered after residential fire extinguished

Joplin News First

The deceased is identified as, Cory Green, 36, of the residence. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.

DUQUESNE, Mo.— Shortly after 9:30 AM Monday 911 dispatch began receiving calls regarding a structure fire, 4102 E 10th, in Duquesne.

Duquesne Police, Duenweg Fire Department responded, additionally Joplin Fire, Webb City and Redings Mill summoned as mutual aid.

Duquesne Police Chief Tommy Kitch tells us, this is currently a crime scene.

An adult male was discovered deceased inside the home. The male has been identified as Cory Green, 36, of the residence.

State Fire Marshal is investigating along with assistance of the Jasper County Sheriff’s office and Duquesne Police Department.

The cause of death is not known at this time. Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel is on the scene. As normal protocol an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

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ORIGINAL INFORMATION: “We don’t have a positive identification yet,” Chief Kitch tells us. Next of kin has not been notified.

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