MORE INFO: Possible lead in Sarah Burton missing persons case

Sarah Burton Update 4/3/19

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office, with support from Joplin Police Department SWAT, FBI, and other agencies served a drug search warrant at 1174 Crane Drive in Newton County on Tuesday afternoon.

While assisting in the execution of that warrant, possible evidence was found that could be related to Burton’s case.

The Sheriff of Newton County would not comment on what they found, but says with the other law enforcement agencies, they are looking dilligently into the possible lead.

“Nothing concrete yet obviously. Some of the information Joplin had received seemed to check out with the location, so the FBI crime unit has been checking for evidence at the scene. Like I said, nothing yet we can report on, nothing positive, but we are looking into it,” says Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings

We will keep you update as more information becomes available.

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