Joplin woman’s body found in a drainage ditch

Joplin Mo- Joplin police and detectives are currently investigating after a woman’s body was found in a drainage ditch. Around 1 o-clock Saturday, near 2400 block of Perkins and Walnut street. Someone passing notified and took the correct action by calling local authorities.

Police don’t suspect any foul play at this time. The coroner’s office will transport the body for a autopsy to help identify the cause of death. Local authorities aren’t releasing the name of the woman, so her family can be notified.

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UPDATE 7-15-19 – The woman found deceased has been identified as Adriene Myers 39, of Joplin.

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