Joplin Police working a death investigation the day after Christmas

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UPDATE — An autopsy has been scheduled for the body for 12 P.M. Friday in Springfield, MO. The identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin Police are currently on scene of a death investigations.

Around 1:15pm today, officers responded to the area of 8th and St. Louis in reference to an unresponsive person.

They determined the person was deceased.

Joplin detectives remain on scene at of 2:45pm.

The investigation is ongoing.

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